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Amendment No.2

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AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES MANUAL

Sixth Edition - 2003

I. To incorporate Amendment No.2, insert the attached new and replacement pages in the appropriate place:

Table of Contents (v)


Chapter 2 2-1 to 2-9
Chapter 6 6-1 to 6-11
Chapter 6, Appendix A 6-A-I to 6-A-23
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AMENDMENTS

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FOREWORD
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Annex 15 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation b) promote maximum efficiency in the organization
specifies that each Contracting State shall provide an and operation of an AIS; and
“aeronautical information service”. An aeronautical infor-
mation service (AIS) is required to collect and distribute c) assist Contracting States in the training of AIS
information needed to ensure the safety, regularity and personnel.
efficiency of air navigation. Such information, which
includes the availability of air navigation facilities and
services and the procedures associated with them, must be This manual is published in furtherance of Recommen-
provided to flight operations personnel, as well as the air dation 4/1 of the Meeting of the Aeronautical Information
traffic services unit responsible for flight informatian service Services and Aeronautical Charts Division of ICAO (held
and the services responsible for pre-flight information. at Montreal in April 1959). It should be read in conjunction
with the latest editions of the following related ICAO
The effective functioning of an AIS is dependent upon documents:
the cooperative effort of all aeronautical services, such as
communications, aerodromes and air traffic services, since Annex 4 -Aeronautical Charts
the raw information must be originated by such services. It
is, therefore, incumbent upon the national aviation
authority to ensure that all the required information is Annex 15 - Aeronautical Information Services
supplied to the AIS as promptly as possible.
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a) assist Contracting States in the uniform application
of the Standards and Recommended Practices Throughout this manual, references to the appropriate
(SARPs) contained in Annex 15; Annex 15 SARPs are shown within square brackets.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page Page

Chapter 1. Introduction ..........••••.•••• I-I Chapter 4. Integrated Aeronautical Information


Package . . . . . . • . . • • . . . • • • • • • • . . . . . . . . . • • . . 4-1
1.1 Purpose of an aeronautical information
service (AIS) ...................... I-I 4.1 General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
1.2 Information handled by an AIS ........ 1-2 4.2 Elements of the Integrated Aeronautical
1.3 Quality system .................... 1-2 Information Package. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1

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1.4 Common reference systems for
air navigation ...................... 1-3
1.5 Human Factors considerations ........ 1-3 Chapier 5. Aeronautical Information
1.6 Use of automation ................. 1-4 Publication (AlP) ••..•••..........••• ; ••• . . 5-1
1.7 Copyright and cost recovery ......... 1-4
5.1 Introduction....................... 5-1
5.2 Content and format ................ . 5-1
Chapter 2. Provision of raw data .......... . 2-1
5.3 Specimen AlP and explanatory
notes ........................... . 5-2
2.1 ASSignment of responsibility for
5.4 Compiling and editing ............. . 5-2
origination of raw data ............. . 2-1
5.5 Presentation of information ......... . 5-3
2.2 Basic informatlon ................. . 2-1
5.6 Specifications for index maps and
2.3 Information of a temporary nature
diagrams ........................ . 5-4
and of short duration .............. . 2-1
5.7 Charts to be included in the AlP ..... . 5-5
2.4 Working arrangements ......... , ... . 2-1
5.8 Notification of differences
2.5 Modes of communication ........... . 2·1
in the AlP ....................... . 5-5
2.6 Aeronautical information regulation
5.9 AlP Amendments 5-7
and control (AIRAC) .............. . 2-2
5.10 AlP Supplements ................. . 5-9
5.11 Distribution .................... . 5-10
Chapter 3. . Organization of an aeronautical
information service (AIS) •••........•.•...•• 3-1 Appendix. Explanatory notes on the
Specimen AlP. . ... . . . ...• . ••• . . •• . . . •• . . .. 5-A-1
3.1 Status of an AIS within the aviation
administration ........... ,." ...... 3-1
3.2 Organization .. , .............. , .... 3-1 Chapter 6. NOTAM 6-1
3.3 Resources .. , ................ , .... 3-3
3.4 Arrangements for exchange of 6.1 Origination. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 6-1
aeronautical mformation with 6.2 Distribution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
other States ....................... 3-4 6.3 Specifications for NOTAM .......... 6-6
3.5 Recording, filing and distribution of 6.4 NOTAM Format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
information ....................... 3-5 6.5 Use of the NOTAM Code and
3.6 Basic reference material (Publications abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
of ICAO and other international 6.6 SNOWTAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
organizations) ..................... 3-6 6.7 ASHTAM. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 6-10

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Appendix A. NOTAM, SNOWTAM and 9.3 Users' operational requirements in an


ASHTAM ...••..••..•••. :................ 6-A-I
,
automated system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
9.4 Type of information to be provided . ... 9-3
Appendix B. NOTAM Selection Criteria .•..• 6-B-I 9.5 Database contents .................. 9-3
9.6 Harmonization of AIS and MET
Appendix C. Guidance on the use of information ....................... 9-5
the AFS ••..•••.•••..••...••..•........... 6-C-I 9.7 Concept for an integrated automated
AIS system ....................... 9:6
9.8 Planning for and implementation of an
Chapter 7. Aeronautical Information integrated automated AIS system ..... 9-10
Circulars (AIC) .••..•••...•..••••...••.... 7-1 9.9 AFS addressing .................... 9-11

Appendix A. Use of automation in the


7.1 Contents ........................ . 7-1
compilation, processing and distribution
7.2 Annual review and checklist ........ . 7-1
of NOTAM ..•••...•...................... 9-A-I
7.3 Distribution ...................... . 7-1
Appendix B. Common AIS query procedures
for self-briefing by end-users .•• • • • . . • • • • • . .• 9-B-I
Chapter 8. Pre-flight and post-flight
information .............................. . 8-1 Appendix C. Common query messages for
the interrogation of other AIS databases . . . . .. 9-C-I
8.1 Provision of pre-flight information
service .......................... . 8-1
8.2 Location of an AIS unit ............ . 8-1 Cbapter 10. Preparation of original copy,
8.3 Layout of an AIS unit ............. . 8-2 reproduction and distribution ••..••.•••.••.. 10-1
8.4 Coverage zone ........... , ....... . 8-3
8.5 Detailed information to be held for 10.1 Reproduction process .... . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1
each coverage zone ................ . 8-4 10.2 Preparation of copy ................ 10-2
8.6 Verbal briefing ................... . 8-5 10.3 Selection of method ................ 10-3
8.7 Self-briefing ..................... . 8-5 10.4 Paper......................... 10-4
8.8 Post-flight information ............. . 8-8 10.5 Equipment........................ 10-4
10.6 Maintenance of distribution list .. . . . . . 10-4
10.7 Sale of AIS documentation .......... 10-5
Chapter 9. Organization of an automated 10.8 Mailing .......................... 10-5
aeronautical information services system .' ..... 9-1 10.9 Automation....................... 10-5

9.1 General ......................... . 9-1


9.2 Basic principles ................... . 9-1 SPECIMEN AlP
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Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION

1.1 PURPOSE OF AN AERONAUTICAL comply with these requirements of Annex 6 is dependent


INFORMATION SERVICE (AIS) upon the existence of a well-organized and efficient AIS,
adequately staffed with personnel trained for this speciality.

Needs of the operator


Responsibility of an
1.1.1 The operator of any type of aircraft, be it small aeronautical information service
private aircraft or large transport aircraft, must have P.11
available a variety of information concerning the air
navigation facilities and services that may be expected to be 1.1.3 Annex 15 specifies that each Contracting State
used. For example, the operator must know the regulations must provide an AIS for the collection and distribution of

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concerning entry into and transit of the airspace of each aeronautical information for use by all types of aircraft
State in which operations will be carried out, as well as operations. This is the basic responsibility. A State could
what aerodromes, heliports, navigation aids, meteorological also:
services, communication services and air traffic services are
available and the procedures and regulations associated a) make arrangements with one or more Contracting
with them. The operator must also be informed, often on States for the provision of a joint AIS; or
very short notice, of any change affecting the operation of
these facilities and services and must know of any airspace b) delegate the authority for the provision of
restrictions or hazards likely to affect flights. While this aeronautical information services to a non-
information can nearly always be provided before take-off, governmental agency, provided that the Standards
it must in some instances be provided during flight. and Recommenced Practices of Annex 15 are met.

1.1.4 Annex 15 also specifies that the State concerned


Responsibility of the pilot-in-command remains responsible for the aeronautical information
published. When the aeronautical information is published
1.1.2 The responsibility of the pilot-in-command to on behalf of a State it must be clearly indicated that it is
become familiar with all available information appropriate published under the authority of that State.
to the intended operation is stated in Chapter 2 of Annex 2.
For international commercial air transport, there are
stringent ICA0 requirements which can only be satisfied 1.1.5 The philosophy underlying Annex 15, which
by the provision of the type of information usually stems from Article 28 of the Convention on International
provided by an AIS. Pilots must be familiar with the Civil Aviation, is that each State is responsible for making
regulations and procedures of all States to be overflown. available to civil aviation interests any and all information
Annex 6, Part I, specifies that certain specific types of which is pertinent to and required for the operation of
information must be carried on board an aircraft, and that aircraft engaged in international civil aviation within its
no flight may be commenced unless there is reasonable territory, as well as in areas outside its territory in which the
assurance that the facilities and services required for the State has air traffic control or other responsibilities.
flight are available and operational. The requirements for
international general aviation and international helicopter 1.1.6 Although the Convention and its Annexes are
operations, in Annex 6, Part Ii and Part III respectively, can concerned primarily with intemational air operations, it
also only be satisfied by the provision of the type of should be noted that national aviation has the same need for
information provided by an AIS. Therefore, the ability to an AIS.

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Need for uniformity aviation administration, as well as its physical location,


should be determined with care to ensure the necessary
1.1.7 In accordance with Article 37 of the priorities and liaison.
Convention, Annex 15 is designed to promote uniformity in
the collection and distribution of aeronautical information,
in the interest of safety, efficiency and economy of civil Scope and type of information
aviation.
1.2.2 The information handled by an AIS may vary
widely in terms of the duration of its applicability. For
International exchange example, information related to airports and its facilities
of aeronautical information may remain valid for many years while changes in the
13.11 availability of those facilities (for instance, due to

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construction or repair) will only be valid for a relatively
1.1.8 Although the AIS operated by each State is short period of time. Information may be valid for as short
primarily responsible for the provision of information a time as days or hours.
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regarding the facilities and services located within its


territory, the exchange of similar information with AIS of 1.2.3 The urgency attached to information may also
other States enables the provision of the pre-flight vary, as well as the extent of its applicability in terms of the
information service needed by international operations number of operators or types of operations affected by it.
which may traverse those States and information required Information may be lengthy or concise or include graphics.
by related air traffic service units for aircraft in flight. It will
be apparent that the amount and scope of the information 1.2.4 Therefore, aeronautical information is handled
handled by an AIS will vary considerably from State to differently depending on its urgency, operational signifi-
State. cance, scope, volume and the length of time it will remain
valid and relevant to users. Annex 15 specifies that
aeronautical information be published as an Integrated
Aeronautical Information Package. It is composed of the
1.2 INFORMATION HANDLED BY AN AIS following elements: the Aeronautical Information Publication
(AIP), including amendment service, A I P Supplements,
NOTAM, pre-flight information bulletins (PIB), Aeronautical
Origin of aeronautical information Information Circulars (AIC), checklists and lists of valid
NOTAM. Each element is used to distribute specific types of
1.2.1 An AIS does not normally originate the aeronautical information.
information it processes and ultimately issues. The ?raw
data? must be provided by those responsible for the
operation of the various air navigation facilities and
services. Since an AIS is one of several services that 1.3 QUALITY SYSTEM
normally come under the control of the aviation adminis- l3.21
tration of a State, and since its effectiveness is highly
dependent upon the provision of required information by 1.3.1 The need, role and importance of aeronautical
other services, it is most important that the position of an informatioddata have changed ?significantly with the
AIS in the overall picture, and the responsibility of other evolution of the Communications, Navigation and
services for providing the required information, is well Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) systems.
understood. The basic purpose of an AIS is to provide The implementation of area navigation (RNAV), required
information needed to ensure the safety, regularity and navigation performance (RNP) and airborne computer-
efficiency of civil aviation and, regardless of the efficiency based navigation systems has brought about exacting
of its organization, its ability to perform this important requirements for the quality (accuracy, resolution and
function will be highly dependent upon the adequacy, integrity) of aeronautical informatioddata.
accuracy and timely provision of the required raw data by
each of the State services associated with aircraft 1.3.2 The users? dependence on the quality of certain
operations. To secure this, an easy and effective liaison aeronautical informatioddata is evident from Annex 15,
needs to be established between an AIS and other, related paragraph 3.2.8 a) which, when describing critical data,
services. Also, the status accorded to the AIS within the states: ?There is a high probability when using corrupted

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Chapter 2
PROVISION OF RAW DATA

2.1 ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY or sections, for example, when temporary changes are made
FOR ORIGINATION OF RAW DATA to basic information. when special short-term procedures
are introduced, or Jor certain navigational warnings.
2.1.1 The State's aviation authority must assign to its
technical branches at headquarters the responsibility of 2.3.2 Responsibility for origination of the majority of
originatmg the raw data required by the aeronautical infor- such information (which covers, for example, work in
mation service (AIS) for promulgation in the Aeronautical progress at airports/heliports and radio installations, unser-
Information Publication (AlP), AlP Supplements, NOTAM, viceabilities, or temporary withdrawal or reinstatement of
pre-flight information bulletins (PIB) and Aeronautical operational facilities) should, however, be delegated to the
Information Circulars (AIC). Therefore, the technical local authority, who must be given the facilities to commu-
branches should ensure that they have speedy and reliable nicate directly with the AIS in order to ensure the fastest
lines of communication with the AIS. On receipt of the raw possible required action.
data, it is the responsibility of the AIS to check, record and
edit it in order to distribute it in a standard fonnat. Raw
data includes both basic and temporary information and 2.4 WORKING ARRANGEMENTS
should be submitted to the AIS on the aeronautical
infonnation promulgation advice form (see Figure 2-1).
2.4.1 To ensure promptness and accuracy in the
distribution of aeronautical information, each of the services
2.1.2 Ideally the aim is for the AIS to be in possession
responsible for providing the AIS with raw data should
of all infonnation, regularly amended, that is required or
designate individuals who are to be responsible for
likely to be required by national operators flying from the
maintaining direct and continuous liaison with the AIS.
State and international operators flymg through the State,
with due allowance for occasional flights by charter
operators. 2.4.2 Additionally, liaison should be arranged and local
agreements established, where necessary, between aerodrome/
heliport A1S units and those local authonties in aerodromes,
2.2 BASIC INFORMATION conununications, meteorology, air traffic services, search and
rescue and facilitation responsible for the origination of
current information on aerodromelheliport conditions and
Basic information ~sually covers the more permanent or
static material destined for inclusion in the AlP and, as services. This would include the serviceability and oper-
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ational status of visual and non-vIsual aids and the state of the
such, should preferably be authorized by the policy
branches at headquarters level in order to ensure uniform manoeuvring area. This is to ensure the fast distribution by
format and compliance with present or future policy. All the AIS of temporary information of concern in the approach.
landing and departure phases of flight.
basic information should be supplied well in advance to the
AIS to permit enough time for processing and distribution.
thus affording reasonable advance notice to operators.
2.S MODES OF COMMUNICATION

2.3 INFORMATION OF A TEMPORARY The modes of communication required for submission of


NATURE AND OF SHORT DURATION raw data to the AIS should include:

2.3.1 Information of a temporary nature or of short a) messenger service: in all cases where such a service
duration may also be originated by the technical branches exists and time permits (It is necessary to have such

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data submitted in typescript on the aeronautical dates, Annex 15,6. I, calls for the usc of a regulated system
information promulgation advice form as this pro- designed to ensure, unless operational considerations make
vides an authoritative record.); it impracticable, that:

b) postal service: in all cases where a messenger a) infonnation concerning any circumstances listed in
service is not available; Appendix 4 of Annex 15 will be issued as AlP
Amendments or AlP Supplements (see Figure 2-1,
c) aeronautical flXed service: in all cases where the verso). These amendments and supplements must
messenger or postal service would not meet the time be identified by the acronym "AIRAC" and
factor (This should be followed by a completed aero- distributed at least 42 days in advance of the
nautical information promulgation advice fonn.); effective date for usual changes and 58 days in
advance for major changes with the objective of
d) telefax; reaching recipients at least 28 days in advance for
usual changes and 44 days in advance for major
e) telephonic: in emergency cases only (This must be changes;
confirmed by a completed aeronautical information
promulgation advice form.); b) the AIRAC effective dates must be in accordance
with the predetennined, internationally agreed
f) computer network; and schedule of effective dates based on an interval of
28 pays, including 29 January 1998; and
g) Internet (electronic mail and websites).
c) information so notified must not be changed further
for at least another 28 days after the indicated
effective date, unless the circumstance notified is of
2.6 AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION a temporary nature and would not persist for the
REGULATION AND CONTROL (AIRAC) full period.
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2.6.3 Essentially, implementation dates other than


The need for control AlRAC effective dates must not be used for pre-planned,
operationally significant changes requiring cartographic
2.6.1 Information concerning changes in facilities, work and/or updating of navigation databases.
services or procedures in most cases requires amendments
to be made to airline operations manuals or other documents 2.6.4 The processing cycle for airborne navigation
produced by various aviation agencies. The organizations databases requires the database to be delivered at least seven
responsible for maintaining these publications up to date days before the effective date. At least eight days are necess-
usually work to a pre-arranged production programme. If ary to prepare the data in the database; therefore, the navi-
AlP Amendments or AlP Supplements concerning such gation data houses generally exercise a cut-off 20 days prior
infonnation were published indiscriminately with a variety to the effective date in order to ensure that the subsequent
of effective dates, it would be impossible to keep the milestones are met. Data supplied after the 20-day cut-off
manuals and other documents up to date. Alternatively, If a will generally not be included in the database for the next
schedule of predetennined dates on which changes were to cycle (see Figure 2-2).
become effective were fixed throughout the year, it would
be possible for a production programme to take account of 2.6.5 In addition to the use of a predetennined
or be based on these predetennined dates. schedule of effective AIRAC dates, Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC) must also be used to indicate the time when the
AIRAC infonnation will become effective. Since Annex IS,
Regulated system paragraph 3.2.3, specifies that the Gregorian calendar and
[6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.4, 6.2.1] UTC must be used as the temporal reference system for
international civil aviation, in addition to AIRAC dates,
2.6.2 Since many of the changes to facihties, services when an effective time other than 0000 UTC is used, the
and procedures can be anticipated and become effective in effective time must be included explicitly with the AIRAC
accordance with a predetennined schedule of effective infonnation.
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Schedule of AlRAC effective dates State aviation authority that are assigned the responsibility of
supplying raw data to the AIS be thoroughly familiar with
2.6.6 The schedule of predetermined, internationally the AIRAC system. In particular, they must be aware not
agreed AIRAC effective dates for the years 2009 to 2018 only of the effective dates but also the latest dates on which
inclusive is given in Table 2-1. the raw data must reach the AIS in order for an AlP
Amendment or AlP Supplement to be published and reach
recipients at least 28 days in advance of the effective date. It
Coordination is the responsibility of the AIS to determine these latest dates
in order to publish amendments/supplements that will meet
2.6.7 In order for the AIRAC system to operate the corresponding AlRAC effective dates. A convenient way
satisfactorily, it is essential that the technical branches of the of informing technical branches of these dates is for the

Table 2-1. Schedule of AIRAC effective dates, 2009-2018

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013


15 January 14 January 13 January 12 January 10 January
12 February 11 February 10 February 9 February 7 February
12 March 11 March 10 March 8 March 7 March
9 April 8 April 7 April 5 April 4 April
7 May 6 May 5 May 3 May 2 May
4 June 3 June 2 June 31 May 30 May

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2 July 1 July 30 June 28 June 27 June
30 July 29 July 28 July 26 July 25 July
27 August 26 August 25 August 23 August 22 August
24 September 23 September 22 September 20 September 19 September
22 October 21 October 20 October 18 October 17 October
19 November 18 November 17 November 15 November 14 November
17 December 16 December 15 December 13 December 12 December

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018


9 January 8 January 7 January 5 January 4 January
6 February 5 February 4 February 2 February I February
6 March 5 March 3 March 2 March 1 March
3 April 2 April 31 March 30 March 29 March
1 May 30 Apnl 28 April 27 April 26 April
29 May 28 May 26 May 25 May 24 May
26 June 25 June 23 June 22 June 21 June
24 July 23 July 21 July 20 July 19 July
21 August 20 August 18 August 17 August 16 August
18 September 17 September 15 September 14 September 13 September
16 October 15 October 13 October 12 October 11 October
13 November 12 November 10 November 9 November 8 November
11 December 10 December 8 December 7 December 6 December

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dates to be printed on the reverse side of the aeronautical Use of the AlRAC system
infonnation promulgation advice fonn (see Figure 2-1, during holiday periods
verso). In addition, the AlS publishes on a yearly basis, [6.1.5]
usually in the form of an A1C, a list of AlRAC effective
dates, publication dates and latest dates on which material 2.6.12 In some areas of the world the use of an AlRAC
has to reach the AlS. Technical branches should endeavour effective date that falls within major holiday periods (e.g.
to forward raw data to the AlS as early as possible and not ChristmasINew Year, Haj, Mardi Gras, summer vacations)
wait until the latest date. This applies particularly where creates difficulties in processing the material received
lengthy or complicated drafts are concerned. Early receipt because of reduced staff during these periods. In addition,
will allow the AlS to process the data at a normal speed, the increased burden on postal services during such periods
whereas late receipt will normally mean that processing will frequently delays dehvery of AlRAC material, causing
be rushed, increasing the possibility of error. considerable problems to users.

2.6.13 To improve the situation during the year-end


Significant dates holiday period, it is recommended that the AlRAC cycle
[6.1,6.2,6.3] date occurring in the 28-day period from 21 December to
17 January inclusive not be used for AlRAC effective dates
2.6.8 There are three significant dates associated with for the introduction of significant operational changes.
the AlRAC system: States experiencing similar problems during other holiday
periods may wish to adopt a comparable system.
a) the effective date;
2.6.14 It should be emphasized, however, that the
b) the publication date; and AlRAC system provides for considerable flexibility in its
application, with a choice of thirteen AIRAC effective
dates each calendar year. Bearing in mind that many
c) the latest date for raw material to reach the A1S.
significant changes to facilities, services and procedures
can be anticipated well in advance, a suitable effective date
2.6.9 There must be an interval of 42 days between the
can be selected which does not confhct with a major
distribution date and the effective date. This allows for a
holiday period. In addition, a publication date can be
period of up to 14 days' distribution time, by the most
selected that provides for as much advance notice as
expeditious means, in order for recipients to receive the
possible. Annex 15, 6.2.1, specifies that AlRAC material
infonnation at least 28 days in advance of the effective date.
must reach recipients at least 28 days in advance of the
AlRAC effective date. Preferably such material should
2.6.10 In cases where major changes (i.e. extensive reach recipients more than 28 days before the effective date
changes to procedures or services which will impact inter- (for instance, 42 or 56 days or more). Under the AlRAC
national air transport) are planned and more advance notice system the maximum period of advance notification is
is desirable and practicable, a distribution date of 56 days essential. If this policy is applied it will give users ample
(or even longer) in advance of the effective date should be time for processing changes to essential infonnation, even
used. Examples of major changes are: if the effective date falls within a major holiday period.

a) the introduction of a new aerodrome;


Provision of aeronautical information
b) the introduction of new approach and/or departure in paper copy and electronic forms
procedures at international aerodromes; and [6.2, 6.3]

c) the introduction of new ATS routes. 2.6.15 The AlRAC system has proved to be an
effective means of regulating and controlling the provision
2.6.11 When the AlS does not receive AlRAC of aeronautical infonnation affecting operation of aircraft.
material from the responsible authorities/agencies for In addition, the AlRAC system has been used as a basic
publication on the next scheduled AlRAC effective date, it source of infonnation for the updating of computer-based
must issue a NIL notification by NOTAM (or other means) navigation systems. Recently, States have introduced or are
at least one cycle (28 days or more) before the AlRAC increasingly introducing automation with the objective of
effective date concerned. improving the speed, accuracy, efficiency and cost-
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effectiveness of aeronautical information services. Aero- the AlP Amendment or AlP Supplement concerned
nautical information may soon be provided to the user on become effective on the same effective date -
line and in real time, which may change the AIRAC IS May 2003.
system. However, a large sector of the aviation community
will continue to require aeronautical information (docu- e) Typical recipients of AlP Amendments or AlP
mentation) in paper copy fonn and States introducing Supplements will know that normally AIRAC
provision of aeronautical infonnation in electronic fonn material will be published on 3 April 2003, that it
must continue to provide it in paper copy fonn as well. usually takes one week to reach them and that they
Therefore, the AIRAC system must apply to the provision can plan on making the necessary amendments to
of aeronautical infonnation in both the paper and electronic their publication on or about 10 April 2003. If several
environments. States have adopted this procedure, the recipients
will be able to prepare one amendment covering the
2.6.16 In view of the above, under the AlRAC system information received from all such States.
information must always be published in paper copy fonn
and be distributed by the AIS at least 42 days in advance
Significance
of the AIRAC effective d?te, to reach the user at least
28 days in advance of the effective date.
2.6.19 It will be apparent from this example that the
benefits to be derived from such a system are almost
2.6.17 States with automated AIS systems must
entirely dependent upon the degree to which the AIRAC
ensure that the effective dates of infonnation in the data-
effective dates are observed and used by the authorities that
base are the same as the AIRAC effective dates used for the
are responsible for originating changes in facilities, services
provision of infonnation in paper copy fonn. AIS must
or procedures. Such cbanges must be anticipated by these
ensure that AlRAC material provided in electronic form is
authorities, and AIRAC effective dates must be selected
received by the user at least 28 days in advance of the
from the schedule of AlRAC effective dates sufficiently in
AlRAC effective date. Where major changes are planned
advance to pennit issue of the relevant infonnation in
and more advance notice is desirable and practicable, infor-
accordance with the prescribed procedure. AlRAC effective
mation provided in electronic fonn should be issued at least
dates are used by ICAO, when appropriate, as the date of
56 days before the AIRAC effective date.
implementation for amendments to lCAO Standards,
Recommended Practices and Procedures.

Example
Late receipt of AIRAC pUblications
2.6.18 An example of the application of the AIRAC
system follows: 2.6.20 When AIRAC AlP Amendments or Sup-
plements are not received at least 28 days in advance of the
a) On I January 2003 the appropriate authority of a AlRAC effective date, it is the responsibility of the recipi-
State aviation administration decides that it will ent AIS to investigate whether late receipt is due to local
place in service a new fmal approach aid at a postal, customs or administrative delays and, if so, to take
particular aerodrome within the next three months. remedial action as required. Otherwise, the reCIpient AIS
will report this to the originating AIS, whose duty it will be
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effective dates and decides that IS May 2003 would


be the most suitable.
Postponement of changes to
c) It further notes that the corresponding publication aeronautical information
date is 3 April 2003 and that the information it
wishes to issue must be provided to the AIS not 2.6.21 Postponement of changes to circumstances
later than 27 March 2003, i.e. a week before the listed in Annex IS, Appendix 4, has the effect of cancelling
date of publication. information notified by AIRAC and reinstating previously
valid information. Doing so by NOTAM less than 28.days
d) The information is provided to the AIS on 25 March before the effective date for changes to circumstances listed
2003, is published along with other similar infor- in Appendix 4, Parts I and 3, does not generally allow
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reinstated in airborne navigation databases, with the result be taken to ensure that changes to circumstances listed in
that erroneous information would be presented to flight Annex 15, Appendix 4, Parts I and 3, take place as notified
crews. Furthermore, since charts used by flight crews and on the AIRAC date. This will require thorough planning of
ATe are updated on a different schedule than airborne navi- aeronautical infonnation changes and the cooperation of all
gation databases, it is possible that valid information which parties involved, including A1S.
is not reflected in the airborne database may nevertheless
appear on charts. The resulting mismatch of information 2.6.23 It is important to recognize that a change to the
would give rise to considerable operational difficulties and effective date (or postponement) is information to be noti-
potential safety hazards. In the worst case, RNAV pro- fied by AIRAC and therefore constitutes ''withdrawal'' as
cedures that require a navigation database may not be flown stated in Annex 15, Appendix 4. Postponement by NOTAM

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(operated). should be issued more than 28 days in advance of the
previously indicated effective date unless the circumstances
2.6.22 In order to avoid negative consequences to the are of a temporary nature and would not persist for the full
safety and efficiency of flights, all possible measures should period.

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CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT

AlP AMENDMENTS, AlP SUPPLEMENTS AND NOTAM

All portions of this form must be completed. One copy of this form should be submitted for each section of the AlP affected
(e.g. GEN, ENR, AD).

To: AIS Originator: ................................... .

Section: ......................... , .... , ...... .


Tel.: Tel.: ........................................ .
Copy to: .................................. . Date: ....................................... .

AlP references (as applicable) For


Originator's Text of NOTAM, AlP Amendment Effective promulgation
file reference Page (dater Para. Line Col. andlor Supplement date by t

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All AlP pages affected by each amendment should be quoted.
t Insert at b or c as applicable, where: a - AlP Supplement and subsequent inclusion in AlP reprint page.
b - AlP page, when next due for reprinting (AlP Supplement not required).
c - AlP Supplement only (i.e. temporary information).

AIRAC - If applicable but not applied, please state reasons:' The following Directorates/Branches have been consulted in respect of:
<aJ Policy .. (b) Accuracy of information.

Signed .. . . Head of. .......... .


(Originating Branch)
Date . .... .
The above particulars and/or the attached draft are authorized for publication as indicated.
SIgned . ... Head of . (Directorate/Branch) . . . . . . . .. Date ........... .

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INFORMATION TO BE NOTIFIED BY AIRAC


(See Annex 15, Chapter 6 and Appendix 4)

Part 1 Part 2

1. The establishment and withdrawal of, and premeditated signifi- 2. The establishment and withdrawal of, and pre-meditated
cant changes (including operational trials) to' significant changes to:
1.1 Limits (horizontal and vertical), regulations and procedures
2.1 Position, height and lighting of navigational obstacles.
applicable to:
a) flight mformation regions; 2.2 Hours of service of aerodromes, facilities and services.
b) control areas,
e) control zones; 2.3 Customs, immigration and health services.
d) advisory areas,
e) ATS routes; 24 Temporary danger, prohibited and restricted areas and
f) permanent danger, prohibited and restricted areas navigational hazards, military exercises and mass movements of
(including type and periods of activity when known) and aircraft.
ADIZ;
g) permanent areas or routes or portions thereof where the 2.5 Temporary areas 'or routes or portions thereof where the
possibility of interception eXI~ts. possibility of interception exists.
1.2 Positions, frequencies, call signs, identifiers, known irregulanties
and maintenance periods of radio navigation aids, communication
and surveillance facilities.
Part 3
1.3 Holding and approach procedures, arrival and departure
procedures, noise abatement procedures and any other pertinent 3. The establishment of, and pre-meditated changes to
ATS procedures.
3.1 New aerodromes for intemationallFR operations.
1.4 Transition levels, transition altitudes and minimum sector
altitudes
3.2 New runways for IFR operations at international aerodromes.
1.5 Meteorological facilities (induding broadcasts) and procedures.
3.3 Design and structure of the air traffic services route network.
1.6 Runways and stopways.
1.7 Taxiways and aprons. 3.4 Design and structure of a set of terminal procedures
(including change of procedure bearings due to magnetic variation
1.8 Aerodrome ground operating procedures (including low visi- change)
bility procedures).
1.9 Approach and runway lighting. 3.5 Circumstances listed in Part 1 if the entire State or any significant
position thereof is affected or if cross-border coordinatlon is required
1.10 Aerodrome operating minima if published by a State.

AIRAC predetermined dates

Operational changes to which the regulated system (AIRAC) is applied will be issued as AlP Amendments or Supplements.

The sample table below illustrates the latest dates by which material should reach the AIS in order to be promulgated on one of the
selected publication dates. When possible, material should always be forwarded well ahead of these dates In order to ensure that charts
and route manuals are correct on the date of publication, it is essential that an effective date should not be notified until a high degree
of certainty that it will be met exists. A complete list of AIRAC effectIVe dates for the years 2009 to 2018 may be found in Doc 8126,
Chapter 2.

Date to reach the AIS Publication date Date to reach the AIS Publication date Effective date
for major changes for major changes" for normal changes normal (Thursday) (Thursday)

5 February 2009 12 February 2009 19 February 2009 26 February 2009 9 April 2009
5 March 2009 12 March 2009 19 March 2009 26 March 2009 7 May 2009
2 Apnl 2009 9 April 2009 16 April 2009 23 April 2009 4 June 2009
30 April 2009 7 May 2009 14 May 2009 21 May 2009 2 July 2009
28 May 2009 4 June 2009 11 June 2009 18 June 2009 30 July 2009
etc.

" These dates are Intended to take account of the time required for processing and subsequent mail delivery to the user, so as to provide
adequate advance notice, they may need to be adjusted in light of practical experience.

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56 days

42 days

28 days

20 days

15 days

I 7 days

Publication date Publication date Latest Cut-off FMS Delivery Effective


(major changes) (normal) delivery date date data to date
production operator

Figure 2-2. Processing cycle for airborne navigation databases

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ORGANIZATION OF AN AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION
SERVICE (AIS)

3.1 STATUS OF AN AIS WITHIN THE role it has in the provision of accurate aeronautical
AVIATION ADMINISTRATION information.
[Chapter i]
3.1.2.3 An AIS should be established as a separate
entity within a civil aviation administration. This could be
The object of aeronautical as an entity with direct responsibility to the head of the
information services civil aviation administration or as an entity at the same
level of other air navigation services, such as the
3.1.1 The object of aeronautical information services, Aerodrome (AGA) Division, Communications (COM)
as stated in Annex 15, is to ensure the flow of information Division or Air Traffic Services (ATS) Division. It should
necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of not be established as a part of any of these divisions. In
international civil aviation. addition, AIS officers should be remunerated at least at the
same level as personnel in the AGA, COM and ATS
divisions.
Technical orientation, status and establishment
3.1.2.4 Suggestions for the location of an AIS in the
3.1.2 The most obvious user of aeronautical administrative structure are given in Figure 3-1.
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information is the pilot. Another category of user represents


those engaged in airline operational control, chart and
document producing agencies, and air traffic services. The
AIS is thus technically oriented in the nature of the service 3.2 ORGANIZATION
it provides.

3.1.2.1 In this connection it must be emphasized that: Size and scope of a State’s AIS

a) the State is responsible for the aeronautical 3.2.1 The volume of aircraft operations and the extent
information provided by an AIS; to which civil aviation facilities are provided will determine
the size and scope of a State’s AIS. While the amount of
b) the role and the importance of aeronautical information to be processed will vary from State to State,
information changed significantly with the implemen- the nature of the responsibilities remains basically the
tation of area navigation (RNAV), required navigation same.
performance (RNP) and airborne computer-based
navigation systems; and
Working arrangements
c) corrupt or erroneous aeronautical information can
potentially affect the safety of air navigation. 3.2.2 Efficient working arrangements within individual
States have underlined a number of common factors which
3.1.2.2 Consequently, it is essential to establish a high contribute to a sound organizational base. The main
level of technical proficiency within an ’AIS. In addition, considerations are coordination of AIS headquarters with:
the AIS should be given the appropriate status in the civil
aviation administration in accordance with the important a) related technical services;

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b) the international NOTAM office (NOF); International NOTAM office


[3.3.3, Chapter 91
c) aerodromeheliport AIS units;
3.2.4 Annex 15 defines an international NOTAM
d) cartographic services; office (NOF) as “an office designated by a State for the
exchange of NOTAM internationally”. It further states “An
aeronautical information service shall arrange, as necessary,
e) printing and distribution services;
to satisfy operational requirements, for the issuance and
receipt of NOTAM distributed by telecommunication.”
and efficient communication facilities, particularly teletype-
writer links, telefax and connection to the internet (e-mail) 3.2.5 Each NOF must be connected to the aeronautical
for this coordination to function effectively (see Figure 3-2). fixed service (AFS), and to the following points within the
territory for which it provides service:

Liaison with related services a) area control centres and flight information centres;
[3.1, 3.31 and

3.2.3 In order to fulfil efficiently the dual role of b) aerodromesheliports at which an information
collecting and distributing information from and to all service is established in accordance with Chapter 8
concerned, an AIS must also establish and maintain a direct of Annex 15.
and continuous liaison with related services, as follows:
The connections must provide for printed communications.
the AIS in other States from which it is necessary to
receive information to meet operational require- 3.2.6 For organizational purposes this usually means
ments within the State for pre-flight information; that the NOF needs to be staffed on a 24-hour basis, it
being the focal point within a State for the issuance and
tcchnical services within the State that are directly receipt of NOTAM to and from other States.
Concerned with the provision and maintenance of
the various air navigation facilities, services and
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procedures - this, in turn, is necessary to ensure Availability of service


timely distribution of all significant information [3.1.1.3, 3.1.2, 3.3.31
both within the State and to other States as required;
3.2.7 The provisions of Annex 15 are applicable to all
types of international civil aviation and this includes the
military services within the State, as necessary, to
requirements of international general aviation. It would be
receive and distribute information concerning
impossible for an AIS to meet the need for in-flight
navigation warnings (military exercises, etc.) or any
information (see Annex 15, 3.1.2) unless the service is
special military facilities or procedures available to
available during the period when an aircraft is in flight in
or affecting civil aviation;
the area of responsibility of that service. Further, the
requirement in Annex 15, 3.3.3, for an AIS to satisfy
air traffic services within the State, to ensure operational requirements for the issuance and receipt of
immediate transmission of ail required information NOTAM distributed by telecommunication implies
to services for air traffic control and for in-flight extension of service to meet the operational requirements
information purposes; whenever necessary. Where 24-hour service is not
provided, service must therefore be available during the
all aircraft operating agencies conducting operations whole period an aircraft is in flight in the area of
in or through the State, to ensure that pre-flight responsibility of an A I S , plus a period of at least two hours
information requirements are adequately met; and before and after an aircraft enters or leaves the area of
responsibility.
any other services that may either be a source of
information of interest to civil aviation or have a 3.2.8 In adhion, the service must be available at such
legitimate reason for requiring information about other time as may be requested by any ground organization
civil aviation. legitimately requiring aeronautical information necessary

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for the safety, regularity or efficiency of intemational flight Minimum requirements for staff
operations, provided that the information sought falls and accommodation
within the responsibility of the service and is relative to a
route stage originating at an aerodromeheliport within its 3.3.3 A general guide as to the minimum
area of responsibility. Units affected by such extensions of requirements for staff and accommodation is given in the
service would normally be the NOF(s) and any aerodrome/ following table:
heliport AIS unit concerned with the flight operation.
Space in
Technical Clerical square metres
Line structure and information flow officers officers (squarefeet)

Headquarters
3.2.9 For organizational purposes the general
principles of line structure and information flow are shown large 3 3-6 28-93+
(300-1 OOO+)
in Figure 3-2. These should be adapted to meet local needs.
For example, the smaller aviation administration may find small 2 1-2 14
it more convenient and economical to locate the whole AIS ( 150)
organization at the main international airport. Having the
AIS headquarters and the NOF at one location facilitates NOTAM office (24 hours)
the receipt, checking and dispatch of information. It also large 5-6 3 28-37
reduces the number of units to be administered separately, (300400)
as well as the number of records and reference documents small 4 1 14
that have to be maintained. Such collocation thus (150)
introduces savings. Also, printing and distribution services
are normally quicker and more economical if they are Aerodromeheliport
placed under the direct control of AIS, either within the AIS unit
AIS organization or by means of local contract. major airport (24 hours) 5-6 5 4 28+
(300+)
airport (limited hours) 2+ 2+ 14
(150)
3.3 RESOURCES

Adequate resources Minimum facilities and equipment

3.3.1 As with any other aeronautical service, adequate 3.3.4 The following minimum facilities and equip-
resources are essential to A I S . Highly skilled and ment, in addition to basic office furniture and stationery,
competent staff in sufficient numbers, suitable accommo- should be provided for the AIS headquarters and each NOF
dation and the necessary equipment are prerequisites to and aerodromeheliport AIS unit:
expeditious provision of accurate aeronautical information.
AIS headquarters

Training personal computers (PCs) for each post, printer


and connection to the Internet
3.3.2 Although the operational environment in which
AIS personnel work and the tasks they may be required to photocopying equipment
perform may vary between States, there is a need to
establish a common standard for the depth and scope of teletypewriter terminal (AFS/AFïN connection)
knowledge, skills and attitude which must be met by all
AIS technical officers. Part E-3 of Doc 7192 (Training telephones
Manual) contains a curriculum of training for AIS technical
officers and provides guidance to States for the preparation telefax equipment
of their respective cumcula to be used in courses for
training of AIS technical officers. clock.

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NOF and aerodromeheliport AIS unit 3.4.3 in general, the aim should be to:

adequate tablekounter space for processing establish the levels and sources from which
information information can be gathered reliably;

adequate filingícard index systems ensure that new or changed information is promptly
made available to the AIS headquarters for
full teletypewriter service (receive and transmit) processing and distribution, with special regard to
linked to the AFS the requirements of the AIRAC system of advance
notification; and
PC/computer terminal, printer, connection to the
Internet and typewriter (if necessary) ensure accuracy in the raw data notified to the AIS
as well as immediate notification of errors or
photocopier for pre-flight bulletin production omissions in published aeronautical information.

telephone
Designation of channels
telefax equipment
3.4.4 Arrangements with other States should provide
a reliable clock and, for the NOF, a time-stamp

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for a single channel to be used for the flow of all
clock, both showing UTC and, where appropriate, information required. This should include, for example,
a second clock showing local time topographic data necessary for the preparation of
aeronautical charts. Elements of the Integrated Aeronautical
reference charts and documents required for Information Package delivered to foreign subscribers
consultation and pre-flight briefing. should, however, be sent directly to the subscriber’s
address. NOTAM are exchanged between NOTAM offices
via the AFS.

3.4 ARRANGEMENTS FOR EXCHANGE


OF AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION Preservation of channels
WITH OTHER STATES
[3.1.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.4, 3.3.51 3.4.5 Wherever possible the exchange of aeronautical
information should continue even when two States find
3.4.1 Annex 15 requires that a State’s AIS promptly themselves temporarily in diplomatic disagreement. It must

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provide the AIS of other Contracting States with any be borne in mind that the information is required not only
aeronautical information required by them. for the national airlines of the respective States but also for
international operators flying routes that connect the States.
3.4.2 Each State is required to designate an office or These operators will, in all probability, have no part in the
offices to which all elements of the Integrated Aeronautical disagreement and there can be no justification for
Information Package originated by other States are to be penalizing them by denying them information essential for
addressed. This must be published in the GEN part the safety of their operations. In such cases, AIS should be
(GEN 3.1) of a State’s aeronautical information publication treated in the same manner as meteorological services or
(AIP). Such office(s) must have the authocty and be the World Health Organization and the preservation of
equipped to deal with requests for information from other existing channels of communication should be guarded in
States. At least one copy of all elements of the Integrated the light of international obligations.
Aeronautical Information Package in paper, electronic form
or both must, on request, be made available without charge
to the AIS of other Contracting States. It is usually Substitute sources
sufficient to directly approach the AIS of another State to
arrange for the necessary copies of AIP, AIP Amendments 3.4.6 When information is required from States that
and Supplements, aeronautical information circulars (AIC), have not yet produced an AIP, it is necessary to find a
checklists and lists of valid NOTAM and to be placed on substitute source of information. Quite a lot can be
their NOTAM distribution list. achieved through the intelligent use of NOTAM, if they are

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issued. If nothing is published by the civil aviation assigned to List 1. Other items will be common to the
administration, useful information can often be obtained majority of aerodromesheliports and assigned to List 2.
from military handbooks or manuals produced by private Material common to subgroups of aerodromesheliports
aeronautical service agencies or by airlines. It should be would be assigned to subsequent lists until all incoming
borne in mind, however, that such information may often information has been accounted for. Then, when material is
be abbreviated and intended only for certain types of received, all that would be necessary would be to determine
operations. Furthermore, such information is likely to which list it relates to and to redistribute it in accordance
contain little or nothing relating to formalities and with that list of addresses.
procedures associated with international traffic and
accordingly it should be treated with reserve.
NOTAM from other States

3.5.4 NOTAM received from other NOFs should be


3.5 RECORDING, FILING AND recorded in a signais log as soon as they are received. This
DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION log should record:

a) State of origin;
General
b) originator indicator;
3.5.1 The essential requirements are that incoming and
outgoing material can readily be identified through serial c) series and number;
number and date and that supplementary information may
be similarly verified and, where necessary, authenticated. d) time of receipt;

3.5.2 Raw data gathered within a State for publication e) time of distribution; and
in the AIP or AIP Supplement should be filed in
chronological order on suitable files, together with a record f) addresses to which redistributed.
of action taken and a copy of the publication made. It will
probably be found necessary to provide a separate file for 3.5.5 These entries represent the minimum needed for
each subject, part, section or subsection of the AIF? and, successful operation and for the investigation of complaints
depending on the volume of information handled and the of late receipt or non-receipt. After NOTAM have been
organization employed, duplicate ?policy? files may also be processed they should be filed. The redistributed copy may
found useful. Ephemeral information can be filed the same be attached to the original. The filing should be done by
way but in the case of short-term information, such as State and, where there is a large volume of traffic from any
unserviceabilities, for distribution by NOTAM, a card index one State, it may be considered advisable to further
system may be found adequate and more convenient. A subdivide NOTAM by filing them under facilities or
separate card for each facility or aerodromeheliport is subjects within that State. Where appropriate, NOTAM
advisable (see Figure 3-3). The period of retention of all should also be used to annotate the relevant AIP. This
annotation should include the series, number and date of
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domestic information, even when superseded, should be


determined by the appropriate authority in each State, the NOTAM.
bearing in mind possible planning or historical value.
3.5.6 The system proposed in 3.5.4 and 3.5.5 is
somewhat time-consuming and may only be suitable in a
Distribution lists large organization where extensive screening of incoming
NOTAM can be performed before redistribution. For a
3.5.3 Normally, the AIS headquarters is responsible smaller unit the following may be sufficient:
for the distribution of relevant information to all
aerodromeheliport AIS units to enable them to maintain a) At the communication station serving the NOF, each
and have available up-to-date information. The adminis- incoming message should be time-stamped immedi-
trative problems associated with the necessary selective ately upon receipt. After retransmission at the
distribution of incoming information, especially NOTAM communication station, a copy of the message
material, may not be as difficult as they seem. The simplest should be time-stamped again.
solution is the adoption of a multi-distribution list system.
Some of the incoming material will be common to ail b) Each incoming message carrying the word
aerodromeheliport AIS units. Such material would be ?NOTAM? at the beginning of the text should then

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be passed on immediately by the teletypewriter AIP Amendments, AIP Supplements


operator at the communication station to the NOF, and Aeronautical Information Circulars
aerodromesheliport AIS units, aircraft operators, from other States
etc. by teletypewriter or telex, using tape relay and
without changing the address section of the 3.5.8 The AIS headquarters should maintain a record
NOTAM. Some screening would take place as all of AIP Amendments, AIP Supplements and AIC and a .
NOTAM are passed on to the NOF. The NOF could record of requests for missing material originated through
delegate the screening responsibilities to the the AIS headquarters. AIP Supplements and AIC should be
communication station serving it or to a selected recorded in a register to show, as appropriate:
aerodromeheliport AIS unit. As the message is
tape-relayed ali the way from the originating station State of origin;
to the NOF, aerodromeheliport AIS units, aircraft
operators, etc., the source of errors during serial number and year;
transmission is eliminated. At the NOF and at the
aerodromeheliport AIS units, all messages should series (if any);
be time-stamped upon receipt.
date of receipt;
If a NOTAM number is missing, or if the NOTAM
is unreadable or some explanation is required, the addresses to which they have been forwarded; and
necessary steps must be taken by the NOF to rectify
the inconsistency and the result or action should date of dispatch.
automatically be transmitted to all concerned. If an
AIS unit needs an explanation, the NOF may be 3.5.9 After they have been so recorded, they should
able to answer or may need to ask the originator. be filed by State in series andor sequence. Cancelled AIP
Supplements and AIC should be crossed out in the register
At the NOF and the aerodromeheliport AIS units, and removed from the file. The register should carry the
NOTAM should be filed in simple binders, one for initials of the official authorized to make the entry or
each originating NOTAM office and the contents deletion, together with the date on which such action was
divided into suitable sections (consistent with the taken. Contrasting colours may be used for entries and
division of information included in pre-flight deletions. AIP Amendments should be recorded to show:
information bulletins). In each binder there should
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be a checklist containing only the series and a) State of origin;


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number of each NOTAM and the section in the


binder under which the message is to be found. b) number and date;
From that checklist it will be easy to determine if a
NOTAM is missing. On cancellation, the number c) date of receipt;
should be struck out and the NOTAM removed
from the binder. Thus, the list will always show d) addresses to which they have been forwarded; and
only the numbers of valid NOTAM and the binders
e) date of dispatch.
will contain only valid NOTAM.

Validation and verification of incoming NOTAM


3.6 BASIC REFERENCE MATERIAL
3.5.7 It is imperative that ail incoming NOTAM be (PUBLICATIONS OF ICAO AND OTHER
verified since it is possible for figures or groups to be INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS)
transposed or accidentally corrupted during transmission.
When a NOTAM is received relating to, for instance, a
runway at a foreign aerodrome/heliport, a check should be ICAO publications
made against the AIP of the provider State to ensure that
the NOTAM is consistent with published information, 3.6.1 Since national rules, regulations and procedures,
before it is redistributed. Such NOTAM should also be and the characteristics of facilities and services, are based
checked after transmission to ensure that similar errors on ICAO regulatory and guidance material, it is advisable
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Purposes, both at the AIS headquarters and at aerodrome/ Doc 8400 - ICAO Abbreviations and Codes (PANS-
heliport AIS units. ABC)

3.6.2 Annexes concerned with the provision of Designators and indicators


facilities or services, together with any related procedures
for air navigation services, are required as a minimum, Le.: Doc 7910 - Location Indicators
Doc 8585 - Designators for Aircraft Operating
Agencies, Aeronautical Authorities and Services
Standards and Recommended Practices Doc 8643 - Aircraft Type Designators
Annex 2 - Rules of the Air
Annex 3 - Meteorological Service for International
Air Navigation Manuals
Annex 4 -Aeronautical Charts
Annex 5 - Units of Measurement to be Used in Air Doc 8126 - Aeronautical Information Services
and Ground Operations Manual
Annex 6 - Operation of Aircraft Doc 8697 -Aeronautical Chart Manual
Part I -International Commercial Air Transport - Doc 8896 - Manual of Aeronautical Meteorological
Aeroplanes Practice
Part II - International General Aviation - Doc 9674 - World Geodetic System - I984 (WGS-84)
Aeroplanes Manual
Part III - International Operations - Helicopters
Annex 7 - Aircraft Nationality and Registration
3.6.3 Additionally, a number of facility and service
Marks
documents of worldwide coverage and Air Navigation Plan
Annex 9 - Facilitation Publications for each ICAO region are available from
Annex 10 - Aeronautical Telecommunications -
ICAO. The latter provide useful information on major
Volume I - Radio Navigation Aids facilities planned for international air navigation and give a
Volume II - Communication Procedures including general picture of the facilities that require inter-State
those with PANS status
coordination, such as high frequency radiotelephony
Volume III -Part I - Digital Data Communication networks.
Systems
Annex 11 - Air Traffic Services
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Annex 12 - Search and Rescue


Facility and service documents
Annex 14 -Aerodromes
Volume I -Aerodrome Design and Operations
Volume II - Heliports Doc 7100 - Manual of Airport and Air Navigation
Annex 15 -Aeronautical Information Services Facility Tariffs
Annex 16 - Environmental Protection Doc 7101 -Aeronautical Chart Catalogue
Volume I - Aircraft Noise Doc 7383 - Aeronautical Information Services
Volume II -Aircraft Engine Emissions Provided by States
Annex 17 - Security
Annex 18 - The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods
by Air Air Navigation Plan Publications

Doc 7474 -Africa-Indian Ocean Region


Procedures for Air Navigation Services Doc 7754 - European Region
Doc 8733 - Caribbean and South American Regions
Doc 4444 - Air Traffic Management (PANS-ATM) Doc 8755 - North Atlantic, North American and
Doc 7030 - Regional Supplementary Procedures Pacific Regions
(SUPPS) Doc 9634 - North Atlantic Region
Doc 8168 -Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS) Doc 9635 - Facilities and Services Implementation
Volume I - Flight Procedures Document (FASID) - North Atlantic Region
Volume II - Construction of Visual and Instrument Doc 9673 -Asia and Pacifc Regions
Flight Procedures Doc 9708 - Middle East Region

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Other publications
List of Radiodetermination and Special Service Stations
3.6.4 A number of publications of other international (ITU List VI)
organizations concerned with certain aspects of aviation
also provide useful reference material, e.g.: Radio Regulations

Telegraph Regulations
International Air Transport Association (IATA)/
International Aeradio Limited (ZAL)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
IATMIAL Air Distances Manual Weather Reporting - WMO - No. 9. TP.4
Volume A - Observing Stations
Volume C - Transmission
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Manual on Codes
List of Broadcasting Stations Operating in Frequency Volume 1.1 - International Codes
Bands below 5950 kHz Part A -Alphanumeric Codes -W O No. 306
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Alternative 1
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I Air navigation
services I
AGA COM AIS ATS etc.

Alternative 2

AIS Administrative
Staff functions
functions

Figure 3-1. Location of AIS within the aviation administration


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Organization chart

I AIS headquarters
I

InternationalNOTAM
I copy preparation 1
office (NOF)
Distribution
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Information flow chart


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Name of facility or aerodromeheliport

Cancelled (C)/Replaced ( R )
NOTAM
number Date NOTAM text NOTAM number Date

A012 1/03 030602 Approach lights RWY 27 U/S C A0123/03 030603


AO 130103 030607 Surface movement radar on test

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INTEGRATED AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PACKAGE

4.1 GENERAL and meteorological services provided and the basic


[3.1.7, 3.6.11 procedures associated with these facilities and services.
Chapter 3 of Annex 15 calls for the production of such a
4.1.1 The material to be provided by and exchanged manual, known as an Aeronautical Information Publication,
between States is published as an Integrated Aeronautical as the basic element of the integrated Aeronautical
Information Package (i.e. Aeronautical Information Information Package. The types of information to be
Publication (AiP), including amendment service, AIP included in it are specified in Chapter 4 and Appendix 1 of
Supplements, NOTAM, preflight information bulletins Annex 15. (See also Chapter 5 of this manual.)
(PIB), Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC), checklists
and list of valid NOTAM). The elements of the Integrated
Aeronautical Information Package are described below and AIP Amendments
in Figure 4-1. 14.31

4.1.2 While the various elements of the Integrated 4.2.2 AIP Amendments are issued whenever new
Aeronautical Information Package are all employed in the information necessitates a permanent change or addition to
distribution of aeronautical information, specific criteria the information already contained in the AIP.
exist in Annex 15 for the use of each element. These
criteria relate to the duration or “shelf life” of the
information, the extent of the changes to existing AIP Supplements
information and the advance notice of the information. i4.41
Guidance on handling the different types of information is
given in Figure 4-2. 4.2.3 Temporary changes of long duration (more than
three months) or changes requiring the issuance of
4.1.2 Each element of the Integrated Aeronautical extensive text and/or graphics which affect the contents of
Information Package for international distribution must an A P are published and distributed as AIP Supplements.
include English text for those parts expressed in plain
language.
NOTAM
[3.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.21
4.2.4 Some types of information deal with changes to
4.2 ELEMENTS OF THE INTEGRATED facilities and services which are of a temporary nature or of
AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PACKAGE short duration. In addition, notification of operationally
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significant changes of a temporary or permanent nature is


sometimes required at short notice. For example, construc-
Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) tion at an aerodrome may necessitate the closing of a
[3.1, 4.1 and Appendix 11 runway, or a radio navigation aid may be removed from
service for 24 to 48 hours for modification or maintenance,
4.2.1 Some types of information handled by an AIS are or a visual aid may be permanently removed from service.
not subject to frequent change and can best be provided in Such information is issued in the form of a notice known
the -form of a manual. This includes such information as the as a “NOTAM’ and is distributed via the aeronautical fixed
physical characteristics of an aerodrome and the facilities service (AFS). Chapter 5 of Annex 15 specifies the types of
associated with it, the types and location of navigation aids information to be distributed as NOTAM. (See also
along air routes, the air traffic management, communications Chapter 6 of this manual.)

4-1
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Aeronautical information circulars (AIC) current NOTAM and made .available to flight crews. (See
[7.1, 7.21 also Chapter 8 of this manual.)

4.2.5 To provide for the possible need to distribute


information that does not qualify for inclusion in the AIP or
Checklists and lists of valid NOTAM
in NOTAM, Annex 15 includes specifications for
Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC). These cover [5.2.8.3]
such matters as long-term advance notifications of major
changes in procedures or facilities, information of an 4.2.7 Checklists of valid NOTAM must be issued
explanatory or advisory nature, or information concerning periodically (at least once a month) over the AFS. In
administrative matters. (See also Chapter 7 of this manual.) addition, the checklists must refer to the latest A P
Amendments, A I P Supplements and at least the inter-
nationally distributed AIC. Furthermore, a monthly printed
Pre-flight information bulletins (PIB) plain-language list of valid NOTAM, including references
[Chapter 81 to the latest AIP Amendments, AIC issued, and a checklist
of AIP Supplements must be forwarded to all recipients of
4.2.6 Pre-flight information bulletins contain infor- the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package. (See also
mation on the status of facilities and services taken from Chapter 6 of this manual.)

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Permanent or long-term
informafionon facilities
and services

I '

AIP AIC
AMENDMENTS SUPPLEMENTS
Long-termforecast
1 Permanentchangesor Temporary changes to administrative and
additions to the AIP the AIP of long duration explanatory information

-
c
Extensivetext or graphics
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I
/ Information of a temporary nature
and of short duration I
Operationallysignificant pemnent
changes and changes of long duration
made at short notice

i '

CHECKLISTS
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AND PIB
LISTS OF
VALID NOTAM
Valid NOTAM Up-to-date information
on facilities and sewices
Latest AIP Amendments
and Supplements

AIC issued

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Permanent Change

AIS collects information Tempora I

<
Long Duration
Publish an Aeronautical
Does the information
Information Circular (AIC)
qualify for inclusion in
(Chapter 7)'
the AIP or a NOTAM?
I I

Does the information


Does the information cause a temporary change
cause a permanent oí long duration to the AIP?
change to the AIP? (3 months or longer)

1.YES
NO
Is the information
operationally significant?
1

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Publish an AIP Amendment Publish an AIP Supplement


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(Chapter 4)' YES (Chapter 4)'

Was the information Was the information


received on short received on short
notice? notice?

I YES I

Issue a NOTAM promptly


II Issue a NOTAM promptly
(paragraph 5.1 .i)* (paragraph 5.1.1).

II
Publish an AIRAC Publish an AIRAC Publish an AIRAC
Publish an AIRAC
AIP Amendment AIP Supplement AIP Supplement
AIP Amendment
(Chapters 4 and 6)' (Chapters 4 and 6)' (Chapters 4 and 6)'
(Chapters 4 and 6)'
Cancel the above NOTAM Cancel the above NOTAM
I I l I
I
. + I
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Issue a "trigger Issue a "trigger" Issue a "trigger" Issue a "trigger"


NOTAM NOTAM NOTAM NOTAM
(paragraph 5.1 .i .6)' (paragraph 5.1.1.6)' (paragraph 5.1.1.6)' (paragraph 5.1.1.6)*
I I I I L I L I

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Temporary Change of

Long Duration

Short Duration

-
Are there extensive
a temporary change
text and/or graphics
duration to the AIP? in the change?
nonths or longer)
Issue a NOTAM promptly
(paragraph 5.1')I.

A>NO,
the information 1- Is the information
operationally significant?
tionally significant?
I \
1
I

Publish an AIP Supplement Publish an AIP Supplement


YES YES (Chapter 4)'

s the information NO Was the information NO


ceived on short received on short
notice? notice?

YES YES

a NOTAM promptly Issue a NOTAM promptly


iragraph 5.1.I)* (paragraph 5.1.1)*

iblish an AIRAC Publish an AIRAC Publish an AIRAC

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JP Supplement AIP Supplement AIP Supplement
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Appendix to Chapter 5
EXPLANATORY NOTES ON THE SPECIMEN AIP

1. The Specimen AIP at the end of this manual has particularly when the character of aviation administrations
been prepared in conformity with Annex 15. It is divided varies widely from State to State.
into three parts:
3. The numbered items listed in the explanatory notes
Part 1 - General (GEN), contains information of an are those found in Appendix 1 of Annex 15. When these
administrative and explanatory nature which is not of items are listed in headings, either in subsections or in
such significance that NOTAM need be issued; tables, a short description of the title may be used.

Part 2 - En-route (ENR), contains information 4. Charts or diagrams designed to supplement or to


concerning airspace and its use; and take the place of tabular material are provided to a limited
extent. Charts should be used, however, wherever they
Part 3 - Aerodromes (AD), contains information would contribute to a simple presentation of the required
concerning aerodromesheliports and their use. information (see Annex 15, Chapter 4,4.1.3and 4.1.4).

2. The Specimen AIP, together with the explanations 5. A “Remarks” column has been included in most
of each element provided in this appendix, is designed to tabular forms. Unless otherwise indicated, the purpose of
cover problems associated with the selection of information this column is the inclusion of information additional to or
to be contained in the AIP,the manner of presentation and exceptional to that shown in other columns of the form.
the use of correct terminology and is directed towards Where the application of the information in the remarks
uniformity in publication of the information. It is column is not obvious, a symbol should be used to identify
impossible to cover all contingencies in the Specimen AiP, the relevant item.
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PART 1 - GENERAL (GEN)

GEN O. 3) Date inserted

Contains the date inserted in the AIP (for the


GEN0.1 PREFACE regular AIP Amendments) or the effective date (for
the AIRAC AIP Amendments).
Brief description of the Aeronautical Information
Publication (AIP),including: 4) Inserted by

1) Name of the publishing authority The initials of the officer who inserted the
amendment.
An indication of the authority responsible for
publishing the AIP.
GEN 0.3 RECORD OF AIP SUPPLEMENTS
2) Applicable ICAO documents
The Record of AIP Supplements is one table, containing
A list of ICAO documents relevant to the publi- five columns, showing:
cation of the AIP and a reference to the location in
the AIP where differences, if any, are listed. 1) Supplement number

3) The AIP structure and established regular Number and year of the AIP Supplement.
amendment interval
2) Supplement subject
A description of the structure of the AIP, including
a brief listing of the content of its major Subject matter contained in the AIP Supplement.
components. In addition, a statement should be
made regarding the established regular amendment 3) AIP section(s) affected
interval.
Sections of the AIP affected by the AIP
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4) The service to contact in case of detected AIP errors Supplement.


or omissions
4) Period of validity
An indication of the name and address of the
serviceloffice to be contacted when errors andlor Time period when the information contained in the
omissions are found in the content of the AIP and AIP Supplement will be valid.
for general correspondence concerning AIS.
5 ) Cancellation record
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GEN 0.2 RECORD OF AIP AMENDMENTS Shows the informatiodpublication which cancelled
the A P Supplement.
A record of AIP Amendments and AIRAC AIP
Amendments (which are amendments published in
accordance with the AIRAC System). There should be two GEN 0.4 CHECKLIST OF AIP PAGES
separate tables, each containing four columns, showing:
A checklist of AIP pages containing:
1) Amendment number
1) Page number.
Consists of the consecutive serial number.
2) Publication or effective date (day, month, year) of
2) Publication date the aeronautical information.

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Appendix. Explanatory Notes on the Specimen AIP 5-A-3

GEN 0.5 LIST OF HAND AMENDMENTS 5) Health


TO THE A m
6 ) En-route and aerodromeheliport charges
A list of current hand amendments to the AIP. This
subsection of the AIP is a table listing any changes to 7) Agricultural quarantine
information contained in the AIP, pending the reissue of the
pages concerned. It must contain, in three columns, the
following: 8) Aircraft accident investigation.

A I P page(s) affected For each authority the address should include:

Reference tohdentification of the page(s) on which Designated authority


the correction is made.
Name of the authority
Amendment text
Postal address
Precise details of the correction to be made.
Telephone number
A P amendment number by which a hand
amendment was introduced. Telefax number

Telex number
GEN 0.6 TABLEOF CONTENTS TO PART 1
Aeronautical fixed service (AFS) address.
A list of sections and subsections contained in Part 1 -
General (GEN).

Indicate the sectiodsubsection numbers, their headings and GEN 1.2 ENTRY,
TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE
OF AIRCRAFT
page numbers.

Regulations and requirements for advance notification and


applications for permission concerning entry, transit and
departure of aircraft on international flights. (See also
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GEN 1. NATIONAL REGULATIONS Annex 9.)


AND REQUIREMENTS
1) General

GEN 1.1 DESIGNATED


AUTHORITIES
Information on regulations applicable to all types of
operations along the lines shown in the example is
A listing of the addresses of the designated authorities often helpful and should, where applicable, be
concerned with the facilitation of international air included hereunder.
navigation. The addresses of the following authorities
should be included:
2) Scheduled flights

1) Civil aviation
General. Provide the information that will enable
any operator to determine the conditions under
2) Meteorology which a scheduled service may be undertaken into
or through the territory of the State. Indicate
3) Customs whether the State is a party to the International Air
Services Transit Agreement or the Intemational Air
4) Immigration Transport Agreement.

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Documentary requirements for clearance of particular whether the information contained in a


aircraft. List all documents required in connection flight plan is accepted by the authorities as adequate
with the clearance of aircraft, grouped under advance notification of amval, and specify the
??arrivai??, ?transit?? and ?departure?. Indicate the maximum time required by the respective auth-
number of copies required with respect to each orities for receiving the advance notification. If, for
document and the governmental agencies to which reasons of safety of flight, special permission in
they are to be submitted. If your government should addition to filing of a flight plan is required, state
require information in addition to or different from minimum time required for filing the application in
that provided in the relevant Annex 9 standard advance and the name and address of authorizing
document or should require additional or different agency.
clearance documents, specify the information
required thereon. Mention briefly the regulations Documentary requirementsfor clearance of aircraft.
pertaining to the completion of aircraft clearance Take the action as suggested under the same heading
documents. So far as the clearance of the aircraft?s under 3) above. In addition, state whether foreign
load is concerned, governmental requirements aircraft are admitted without security for customs
should be listed under the respective headings for duty or, alternatively, the form of guarantee required
items 3) and 4) (below). (carnet de passages en douane), the length of stay
permitted, etc.).
3) Non-scheduled (commercial) flights
5) Public health measures applied to aircraft
Procedures. Specify the procedures to be followed
by an operator of non-scheduled (commercial) Provide an outline of public health measures, if any,
flights. Where prior permission* for taking on or applied to aircraft. In particular, mention should be
discharging passengers, cargo or mail is required, made of whether disinsecting, if required, is
state name and address of the governmental depart- recognized when carried out before amval; in case
ment to which the application must be submitted, of spraying upon arrival, state whether passengers
the deadline by which the application must be and crews are allowed to disembark from the
received prior to the aircraft?s arrival, information aircraft before disinsecting is performed.
required on application, etc.

Documentary requirements for clearance of GEN. 1.3 ENTRY,


TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF
aircraft. Unless these requirements differ from PASSENGERS AND CREW
those applied to scheduled flights, a reference to the
information supplied under GEN 1.2 above will Regulations (including customs, immigration and

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applications for permission) concerning entry, transit and
4) Private flights departure of non-immigrant passengers and crew. (See also
Annex 9.)
Advance notification of arrival. Provide information
concerning advance notification of arrivai, in i ) Customs requirements

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Supply information on customs requirements
(grouped separately, where practicable, under arrival,
I . The requirements to be shown under this heading should be transit and departure) concerning, inter alia, accept-
limited to those instances where no passengers are embarking
or disembarking and no articles are laden or unladen; in all ance of oral declarations or formalities required in
other cases the requirements should be listed under ?arrivai? connection with passengers? and crews? accompanied
or ?departure? respectively. baggage, tax clearance where still required, etc.

2. Article 5 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation 2) Immigration requirements


provides in paragraph 1 that aircraft of Contracting States
have the right to operate non-scheduled commercial flights in
transit over, or to make technical stops in, the territory of Give a summary of the clearance documents and
another Contracting State without the necessity of obtaining formalities required (grouped separately, where
prior permission. practicable, under arrival, transit and departure)

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Chapter 5. Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)
Appendix. Explanatory Notes on the Specimen AIP 5-A-I7

procedures and preferred or compulsory routings in d) graphic portrayal of area of SSR coverage.
terminal areas.
Note.- The SSR description is of particular importance
Note 1.- An area chart may be used to fulfil this in areas or on routes where the possibility Òf interception
requirement. exists.

Note 2.- Specific procedures to be used in


communication failure situations in terminal areas are to ENR 1.7 ALTIMETER
SETTING PROCEDURES
be included under this subject.
The requirement is for a statement of altimeter setting
Note 3.- Obstacle clearance criteria related to procedures in use, containing:
holding, approach and departure procedures are contained
in PANS-OPS (Doc 8168), Volumes I and II. A brief introduction with a statement concerning the
ICAO documents on which the procedures are
Note 4.- Provisions governing the identification of based, together with differences to ICAO provisions,
standard departure and arrival routes and associated if any.
procedures are in Annex 11, Appendix 3; guidance material
relating to the establishment of such routes is contained in Basic altimeter setting procedures.
the Air Traffic Services Planning Manual (Doc 9426).
A description of altimeter setting region(s).
Where necessary, the diagram or chart should be
supplemented by adequate descriptive text and procedures
Procedures applicable to operators (including pilots).
when it differs from those prescribed in PANS-OPS
(Doc 8168). Separate diagrams or charts may be used to
A table of cruising levels.
show inbound, outbound and transit routings in congested
areas. A Terminal Area Chart - ICAO is that specified in
Chapter 8 of Annex 4.
ENR 1.8 REGIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY
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PROCEDURES

ENR 1.6 RADAR SERVICES AND PROCEDURES


The requirement is for presentation of regional
supplementary procedures (SUPPS) affecting the entire
Primary radar
area of responsibility, with properly annotated national
Description of primary radar services and procedures, differences, if any.
including:
Alternative methods which may be employed are:
a) supplementary services;
A repetition of all relevant ICAO material with
b) the application of radar control service; those portions which constitute a difference or an
addition to the ICAO material differentiated, e.g.,
c) radar and radio failure procedures; and by underlining or use of a different typeface.

d) graphic portrayal of area of radar coverage. A listing of any differences from or supplements to
the relevant ICAO documents in sufficient detail or
Secondary surveillance radar (SSR)
together with explanatory information so that refer-
Description of secondary surveillance radar (SSR) ence to the ICAO documents would not be necessary
operating procedures, including: for complete understanding of the regulation or
procedure.
emergency procedures;

radio communication failure and unlawful inter- ENR 1.9 AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT
ference procedures;
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the system of SSR code assignment; and (ATFM) system, including:

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1) ATFM structure, service area, service provided, ENR 1.13 UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE
location of unit(s) and hours of operation.
The requirement is for presentation of appropriate
2 ) Types of flow messages and descriptions of the procedures to be applied in case of ‘unlawful interference.
formats.

3) Procedures applicable for departing flights, ENR 1.14 AIR TRAFFIC INCIDENTS
containing:
Description of the air traffic incidents reporting system,
a) service responsible for provision of information including:
on applied ATFM measures;
1) Definition of air traffic incidents
b) flight plan requirements; and
2) Use of the “Air Traffic Incident Reporting Form”
c) slot allocations.
3) Reporting procedures (including in-fight procedures)
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4) mirpose of reporting and handling of the form.


ENR 1.10 FLIGHTPLANNING

The requirement is to indicate any restriction, limitation or


advisory information related to the flight planning stage ENR 2. AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES AIRSPACE
which may assist the user in the presentation of the
intended flight operation, including:
ENR 2.1 FIR, UIR, TMA
1) Procedures for the submission of a flight plan
Detailed description of flight information regions (FIR),
2 ) Repetitive flight plan system upper flight information regions ( U N ) and terminal control
areas (TMA), including:

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3) Changes to the submitted flight plan.
1) Name, geographical coordinates (lateral limits of
the FIR/uIR in degrees and minutes and of the
ENR 1.11 ADDRESSING
OF TMA in degrees, minutes and seconds and vertical
FLIGHT PLAN MESSAGES limits) and class of airspace

The requirement is for an indication, in tabular form, of the Name and lateral limits. The name of each flight
addresses allocated to flight plans, showing: information region, together with a description of
its lateral limits (using the coordinates defining the
area), followed by similar data for associated
1) Category of flight (IFR, VFR or both)
control areas andor advisory airspaces within the
FIR. Information concerning the upper airspace
2) Route (into or via FIR and/or TMA) (upper flight information regions and upper control
areas) should precede the entries for the lower
3) Message address. airspace. The UIR and FIR should be listed in
alphabetical order, as should any control areas or
advisory airspaces therein.
ENR 1.12 INTERCEPTION OF
CIVIL AIRCRAFï Vertical limits. The upper and lower limits of flight
information regions and of the control areas as
The requirement is for a complete statement of interception indicated in the Specimen AIP. The upper limit is
procedures and visual signals to be used, with a clear placed above the line and the lower limit below the
indication of whether ICA0 provisions are applied and if line, using the abbreviation designating the refer-
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Appendix. Explanatory Notes on the Specimen AIP 5-A-27

AD 1.2.2 Snow plan System and means of reporting

Brief description of general snow plan considerations for Indicate how snow conditions are reported to the
aerodromesheliports available for public use at which snow responsible authority.
conditions are normally liable to occur, including:
The cases of runway closure
Organization of the winter service
Indicate the general policy on closure of a runway.
An indication of the authority responsible for
Distribution of information about snow conditions
snow clearance and for measuring, improving and
reporting pavement conditions. A short description of the system for distribution
of information about snow conditions (NOTAM,
An indication of the general policy concerning SNOWTAM, updating).
operational priorities established for the clearance
of movement areas. Note.- Where different snow plan considerations apply
at aerodromesheliports, this subparagraph m y be sub-
Surveillance of movement areas divided accordingly.

Indicate how surveillance of the movement areas is


organized. AD 1.3 INDEX TO AERODROMES
AND HELIPORTS

3) Measuring methods and measurements taken A list of aerodromes and heliports within a State, including
their ICAO location indicators and an indication of the
A description of the methods used for measuring types of traffic permitted:
the depth and determining the characteristics of
precipitants on movement areas. Aerodromeheliport name and ICAO location
indicator
A description of the methods used (e.g. equipment
and pattern) for surface friction measurements. The name, in capitals, of the city or town which the
aerodrome serves, followed by an oblique stroke
Principles used for the determination of value of and the name given to the aerodrome by the State
surface friction. concerned, e.g. GUAYAQUWSimón Bolívar,

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BOSTONLogan International, DHAHRANnntl,
A table of friction coefficients. without repeating the name of the city or town.
When the aerodrome is located on an island in a
4) Actions taken to maintain the usability of group of islands with a group name (e.g. French
movement areas Antilles), the name of that island should be added in
brackets, e.g. FORT-DE-FRANCELe Lamentin
A description of the methods used for clearing (Martinique). When the aerodrome is located on an
snow, slush, ice and standing water, e.g. plowing, island but serves no particular city or town, the
sweeping or blowing, and details of any chemical name of the island should appear in place of a city
methods employed for clearing movement areas. name, e.g. S A N ANDRES I./San Andrés.

Add the ICAO location indicator following the


Information concerning when and how surface aerodromeheliport name.
friction will be improved.
Type of traffic permitted to use the aerodrome/
General policy concerning coordination between heliport (internationalhational, IFRNFR,scheduled
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operators, ATC and the aerodrome authorities to non-scheduled, private)


ensure compatibility between efficient snow clear-
ance procedures and maximum utilization of the Indicate the availability of the aerodromeheliport
aerodrome. for the specific types of traffic.

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3) Reference to AIP, Part 3, subsection AD 2 or AD 3 Direction and distance of aerodrome reference point
in which aerodrome/heliport details, supplemented from centre of the city or town which the
by graphic portrayal, are presented. aerodrome serves

The distance (km)and direction (true bearing) of the


AD 1.4 GROUPING
OF aerodrome (reference point) from some prominent
AERODROMES/HELIPORTS place within the city or town.

Brief description of the criteria applied by the State in Aerodrome elevation to the nearest metre or foot
grouping aerodromesheliports for the productioddistnbutiod and reference temperature.
provision of information purposes (intemationalínational;
primary/secondary; majodother; civilímilitary; etc.). The official aerodrome elevation to the nearest
metre or foot (defined as the highest point of the
landing area - see Annex 14, Volume I, Chapter 1
and Chapter 2, 2.3).
AD 2. AERODROMES
The aerodrome reference temperature determined as
specified in Annex 14, Volume I, Chapter 2, 2.4,
Table AD 2 comprises a detailed description of aerodromes
given in degrees Celsius (C), to the nearest degree.
for use by scheduled or non-scheduled, commercial or non-
commercial (private) air services for traffic, technical or
Geoid undulation at the aerodrome elevation
divisionary purposes.
position to the nearest metre or foot
Note.- The aerodromeheliport information is provided
Magnetic variation to the nearest degree, date of
in accordance with the grouping of aerodromesheliports as
information and annual change
indicated under AD 1.4.
Name of aerodrome administration, address,
The relevant information must be listed and numbered in telephone, telefax and telex numbers and AFS
the following sections, subsections and their subdivision. address.

Types of traffic permitted to use the aerodrome


**** AD 2.1 AERODROME
LOCATION INDICATOR (IFRNFR).
AND NAME
Remarks.
The requirement is for the ICAO location indicator
allocated to the aerodrome and the name of the aerodrome.
An ICAO location indicator must be an integral part of the **** AD 2.3 OPERATIONAL
HOURS
referencing system applicable to ali subsections in section
AD 2. Detailed description of the hours of operation of services at
the aerodrome, including:
Note.- In the table, **** is to be replaced by the
relevant ICAO location indicator: 1) Aerodrome administration

2) Customs and immigration


**** AD 2.2 AERODROME
GEOGRAPHICAL AND
ADMINISTRATIVE DATA 3) Health and sanitation

The requirement is for aerodrome geographical and 4) AIS briefing office


administrative data, including:
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5) ATS reporting office (ARO)


1) Aerodrome reference point (geographical coordi-
nates in degrees, minutes and seconds) and its site 6) MET briefing office
(distance and direction from a prominentpoint at the
aerodrome such as the aerodrome control tower). -7) Air traffic service

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8) Fuelling which can be handled; the availability of spare parts


and the existence of facilities for changing engines.
9) Handling
7) Remarks
10) Security
Any other relevant information not covered under
11) De-icing this subsection.

12) Remarks.
**** AD 2.5
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PASSENGER FACILITIES

**** AD 2.4 HANDLING SERVICES Brief description of passenger facilities available at the
AND FACILITIES aerodrome, including:

Detailed description of the handling services and facilities 1) Hotel(s) at or in the vicinity of aerodrome
available at the aerodrome, including:
The type and extent of overnight accommodation
1) Cargo-handling facilities available at the aerodrome or in the vicinity of the
aerodrome. When limited, the available capacity
When cargo-handling facilities are limited, the
should be given.
number and types of equipment and the weight-
lifting capacity should be indicated (cranes, fork
2) Restaurant(s) at or in the vicinity of aerodrome
lifts, conveyor belts, etc.). When the facilities are
adequate to meet anticipated requirements, this may
Indicate whether a restaurant is available at the
be indicated by a simple statement such as “All
aerodrome or in the vicinity of the aerodrome, and
modem facilities handling weights up to ...”
whether the number of meals which can be served
(specify).
is limited or unlimited.
2) Fuel and oil types
3) Transportation possibilities
The grades of fuel and oil available.
Indicate transportation facilities available such as
3) Fuelling facilities and capacity buses, taxis, railway, helicopter or any other
services available at the aerodrome for the
The types of fuelling equipment and services transportation of passengers to and from the city.
available and the discharge capacity of the
equipment (litres per second). Where no limitations 4) Medical facilities
exist, state “No limitations”.
Indicate medical facilities and services available at
4) De-icing facilities. the aerodrome including first aid treatment, hospital
or rest rooms, and ambulance(s). When significant
5) Hangar space for visiting aircraft additional services are available off the aerodrome,
they should also be listed with an indication of the
The hangar space available stated either in terms of location and distance from the aerodrome.
the numbers of certain types of aircraft which can
be accommodated, or by a listing of the hangars 5 ) Bank and post office at or in the vicinity of
available and the dimensions of each. Indicate aerodrome.
whether the space is heated or unheated and any
other significant information. 6 ) Tourist office.

6 ) Repair facilities for visiting aircraft 7) Remarks

The type of repairs that can be carried out, i.e. Any other relevant information not covered under
major or minor repairs, and the type of aircraft this subsection.

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**** AD 2.6 RESCUEAND FIRE FIGHTING SERVICES b) when snow conditions exist but no removal
equipment is available, indicate “None
Detailed description of the rescue and fire fighting services available”; and
and equipment available at the aerodrome, including:
c) where snow removal equipment is available,
Aerodrome category for fire fighting indicate the types of equipment used.

Clearance priorities
Indicate the scale of protection available for the
aerodrome in terms of aerodrome category as
If clearance of aerodrome movement areas is
described in Annex 14, Volume I, Chapter 9, 9.2.
required, indicate the priorities with regard to ,
clearing of RWY, TWY and aprons.
Rescue equipment
Remarks
Indicate rescue equipment available on the rescue
and fire fighting vehicles and whether it is in Any other relevant information not covered under
accordance with the aerodrome category for rescue
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this subsection.
and fire fighting mentioned under 1).

Capability for removal of disabled aircraft **** AD 2.8 APRONS,TAXIWAYS AND


CHECK LOCATIONS/POSITIONS DATA
The requirement is for an indication of the capability
for removal of aircraft disabled on or adjacent to the Details related to the physical characteristics of aprons,
movement area. This may be expressed in terms of taxiways and locationsfpositions of designated checkpoints,
the largest type of aircraft which the aerodrome is including:
equipped to remove (see Annex 14, Volume I,
Chapter 2, 2.9 and Chapter 9, 9.3). Surface and strength of aprons

Remarks Indicate type of surface; and the strength of the


apron using the aircraft classification number -
Any other relevant information not covered under pavement classification number (ACN-PCN)
this subsection. method (see Annex 14, Volume I, Chapter 2, 2.5).

Width, surface and strength of taxiways

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**** AD 2.7 SEASONAL AVAILABILITY - In addition to the width (in metres) and the type of
CLEARING
surface of the taxiways, indicate its strength by
using the ACN-PCN method.
Detailed description of the equipment and operational
priorities established for the clearance of aerodrome Location and elevation to the nearest metre or foot
movement areas, including: of altimeter check points.

1) Type(s) of clearing equipment Location of VOR checkpoints

Indicate whether the aerodrome is serviceable Position of INS- checkpoints in degrees, minutes,
during all seasons of the year and, if not, the seconds and hundredths of seconds;
periods (months of the year) during which it may be
unserviceable or must be used with caution, In many instances the geographical coordinates of
indicating the likely cause of unserviceability and aircraft stands at which aircraft equipped with INS
the precautions to be taken. Information relating to could align and programme their equipment before
snow removal should include: departure could be given to the accuracy mentioned
above. These stands could be listed together with their
a) where no snow removal equipment is required, coordinates, e.g. Stand 1 N522224.62 W0315654.18;
indicate “Not applicable”; Stand 2 N522218.35 W0315654.94.

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Chapter 6

NOTAM

6.1 ORIGINATION months. If the circumstances to be notified are expected


to exceed three months, an AlP Supplement must be
published. When a temporary change in AlP information
Main objectives issued by NOTAM unexpectedly exceeds the three-
[4.4.1.5.1.1] month period, a new or replacement NOT AM may be
issued, but only in those cases where a condition is
6.1.1 The main principles relating to the origination expected to last for a further period of a maximum of
of NOTAM are clearly set out in 5.1.1 of Annex IS which one to two months. If it is expected that the condition
states: will last for a longerperiod of time, an AlP Supplement
must be issued. This procedure is covered in greater
"A NOTAM shall be originated and issued promptly detail in 5.10.3.
whenever the information to be distributed is of a
temporary nature and of short duration or when
operationally significant permanent changes, or Information to be promulgated by NOTAM
temporary changes oflong duration are made at short [5.1.1.1,5.1.1.2]
n~tice, except for extensive text andlor graphics."
6.1.4 NOTAM are issued when it is necessary to
NOT AM are therefore intended to supplement AlP and distribute information of direct operational significance
serve as a fast medium for distributing information which is:
whenever it is necessary to give due warning of any
change or occurrence, at short notice. Information of a) of short duration; or
short duration containing extensive text and/or graphics
must be published as an AlP Supplement. b) appropriate for inclusion in the AlP but needs
immediate distribution.

Value of a NOTAM 6.1.5 The circumstances which make it necessary


to issue NOTAM are set out in 5.1.1.1 of Annex IS.
6.1.2 The basic purpose of NOT AM is the Because of their importance, these circumstances are
distribution of information in advance of the event to repeated here for ease of reference.
which it relates, except in the case of unserviceabilities
that cannot be foreseen. Thus, to realize its purpose a "A NOTAM shall be originated and issued
NOTAM must be received by the addressee in sufficient concernin~ the following information:
time for any required action to be taken. (The value of a
NOTAM lies in its "news content" and its residual a) establishment, closure or significant changes in
historical value is therefore minimal.) operation of aerodrome(s)/heliport(s) or runways;

b) establishment, withdrawal and significant changes


Duration of NOTAM in operation of aeronautical services (AGA, AlS,
[4.4.1] ATS, COM, MET, SAR, etc.);

6.1.3 Although not directly specified in Annex IS, c) establishment, withdrawal and significant changes
NOT AM should not remain in force for more than three in operational capability of radio navigation and

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air-ground communication services. This includes: of interception exists and where the main-
interruption or return to operation, change of fre- tenance of guard on the VHF emergency
quencies, change in notified hours of service, frequency 121.500 MHz is required;
change of identification, change of orientation
(directional aids), change of location, power p) allocation, cancellation or change of location
increase or decrease amounting to 50 per cent or indicators;
more, change in broadcast schedules or contents,
or irregularity or unreliability of operation of any q) significant changes in the level of protection
radio navigation and air-ground communication normally available at an aerodrome for rescue
services; and fire fighting purposes. NOTAM shall be
originated only when a change of category is
d) establishment, withdrawal or significant changes involved and such change of category shall be
made to visual aids; clearly stated (see Annex 14, Volume 1, Chap-
ter 9, and Attachment A, Section 17);
e) interruption of or return to operation of major
components of aerodrome lighting systems; r) presence or removal of, or significant changes
in, hazardous conditions due to snow, slush, ice
f) establishment, withdrawal or significant changes or water on the movement area;
made to procedures for air navigation services;
s) outbreaks of epidemics necessitating changes
g) occurrence or correction of major defects or in notified requirements for inoculations and
impediments in the manoeuvring area; quarantine measures;

h) changes to and limitations on availability of fuel, t) forecasts of solar cosmic radiation, where
oil and oxygen; provided;

u) an operationally significant change in volcanic


i) major changes to search and rescue facilities
activity, the location, date and time of volcanic
and services available;
eruptions and/or horizontal and vertical extent
of volcanic ash cloud, including direction of
j) establishment, withdrawal or return to operation
movement, flight levels and routes or portions
of hazard beacons marking obstacles to air
of routes which could be affected;
navigation;
v) release into the atmosphere of radioactive
k) changes in regulations requmng immediate
materials or toxic chenricals following a nuclear
action, e.g. prohibited areas for SAR action;
or chemical incident, the location, date and time
of the incident, the flight levels and routes or
I) presence of hazards which affect air navigation
portions thereof which could be affected and the
(including obstacles, nrilitary exercises, displays,
direction of movement;
races and major parachuting events outside
promulgated sites); . w) establishment of operations of humanitarian
relief missions, such as those undertaken under
m) erecting, or removal of, or changes to, obstacles the auspices of United Nations, together with
to air navigation in the take-oIDclirnb, nrissed procedures and/or linritations which affect air
approach, approach areas and runway strip; navigation; and

n) establishment or discontinuance (including acti- x) implementation of short-term contingency


vation or deactivation) as applicable, or changes measures in cases of disruption, or partial
in the status of prohibited, restricted or danger disruption, of air traffic services and related
areas; supporting services.

0) establishment or discontinuance of areas or Note.- See Annex 11, 2.28 and Attachment D
routes or portions thereof where the possibility to that Annex."

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6.1.6 Annex IS also states: ''The need for Postponement of changes to


origination of a NOTAM should be considered in any aeronautical information
other circumstances which may affect the operation of
aircraft." 6.1.1 0 Postponement of changes to circumstances
listed in Annex 15, Appendix 4, has the effect of
cancelling information notified by AlRAC and reinstating
Origination and use of "trigger" NOT AM previously valid information. Doing so by NOTAM less
[5.1.1.6] than 28 days before the effective date for changes to
circumstances listed in Appendix 4, Parts I and 3, does
6.1. 7 Information concerning any circumstances not generally allow sufficient time for previously valid
listed in Annex 15, Appendix 4, must be distributed information to be reinstated in airborne navigation
using AIRAC procedures either as an AlRAC AlP databases, with the result that erroneous information
Amendment or an AlRAC AlP Supplement. would be presented to flight crews. Furthermore, since
charts used by flight crews and ATC are updated on a
6.1.8 When an AlP Amendment or an AlP different schedule than airborne navigation databases, it is
Supplement is published in accordance with AlRAC possible that valid information which is not reflected in the

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procedures, "trigger" NOTAM must be originated and airborne database may nevertheless appear on charts. The
promulgated. The intent of this NOTAM is to serve as a resulting mismatch of information would give rise to
reminder in the pre-flight information bulletin (PlB) by considerable operational difficulties and potential safety
signalling the coming into effect of operationally signifi- hazards. In the worst case, RNA V procedures that require
cant permanent or temporary changes to the AlP, thus a navigation database may not be flown (operated).
ensuring that users are aware of changes that may affect
their flights. It also serves as a reminder to AIS officers 6.1.11 In order to avoid negative consequences to
responsible for updating AlP to insert a new AlP the safety and efficiency of flights, all possible measures
Amendment or AlP Supplement in the affected AlP on should be taken to ensure that changes to circumstances
the amendment or supplement effective date. Trigger listed ip Annex IS, Appendix 4, Parts I and 3, take place
NOT AM must contain a brief description of the contents· as notified. on the AlRAC date. This will require
of the amendment or supplement, the effective date-time thorough planning of aeronautical information changes
and the reference number of the amendment or and the cooperation of all parties involved, including
supplement. This trigger NOTAM must come into force AIS.
on the same effective date as the amendment or
supplement. Trigger NOT AM must remain valid, as a 6.1.12 It is important to recognize that a change to
reminder in the PIB, for a period of 14 days. For the effective date (or postponement) is information to be .
examples and further guidance on the use of trigger notified by A1RAC and therefore constitutes "withdrawal"
NOTAM, see Appendix A to this chapter. as slated in Annex 15, Appendix 4. Postponement by
NOTAM should be issued more than 28 days in advance of
the previously indicated effective date unless the circum-
6.1.9 A trigger NOT AM is issued:
stances are of a temporary nature and would not persist for
the full period.
a) in the appropriate NOTAM series, according to
the information it contains;
Information not to be promulgated
Note.- Trigger NOTAM are never pub- by NOTAM
lished in Series T which is reserved for NOTAM [5.1.1.3]
processing units in cases when basic operational
information was not "triggered" by the issuing 6.1.13 The following information, which relates to
NOF. an aerodrome and its vicinity and does not affect its
operational status, does not require promulgation by
b) for a single location (FIR or aerodrome) only, NOTAM. Such information should be given local
but may include information on different distribution during pre-flight or in-flight briefing or other
subjects related to the location in order to local contact with operators or pilots. Since such
reduce the number of NOTAM to be published. infonnation is not of direct operational significance, it

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does not preclude safe operation of aircraft and is not omitting NOT AM to be cancelled) is not allowed. This
likely to influence a pilot's or operator's decision to checklist must be issued over the aeronautical fixed
divert a flight. The circumstances shown hereunder as service (AFS) not less than once a month, and preferably
stated in Annex IS, 5.1.1.3, should therefore not be to a fixed schedule so that recipients know when to expect
notified by NOTAM: it. Normally it would be adequate to issue the checklist for
each month on the first day of the following month. A
"a) routine maintenance work on aprons and taxi- checklist is issued as a NOT AM in the series to which it
ways which does not affect the safe movement refers. A' separate checklist must be issued for each
of aircraft; NOT AM series to the same distribution as the actual
message series to which they refer. Checklists must be
b) runway marking work, when aircraft operations clearly identified as such. Further guidance on checklists is
can safely be conducted on other available run- given in Appendix A to this chapter.
ways, or the equipment used can be removed
when necessary; 6.l.l5 In addition, a monthly printed plain-
language list of valid NOT AM, including references to
c) temporary obstacles in the vicinity of aerodromes! the latest AlP Amendments, AIC issued, and checklist of
heliports that do not affect the safe operation of AlP Supplements must be prepared with a minimum of
aircraft; delay and forwarded by the most expeditious means to
all recipients of the Integrated Aeronautical Information
d) partial failure of aerodromelheliport lighting Package. Figure 6-1 contains a specimen format for the
facilities where such failure does not directly monthly plain-language list of valid NOT AM.
affect aircraft operations;

e) partial temporary failure of air-ground communi-


cations when suitable alternative frequencies are 6.2 DISTRIBUTION
known to be available and are operative; [5.2.10,5.3.1,5.3.2]

f) the lack of apron marshalling services and road 6.2.1 A NOT AM must be distributed on the basis
traffic control; ofa request. To the extent practicable, NOTAM must be
distributed via the AFS. Each NOT AM must be trans-
g) the unserviceability of location, destination or mitted as a single telecommunication message.
other instruction signs on the aerodrome
movement area;
Priorities
h) parachuting when in uncontrolled airspace under
VFR (see Annex'15, 5.1.1.1 I)), when con- 6.2.2 The priority normally accorded to messages
trolled, at promulgated sites or within danger or sent over the AFS is GG. Under exceptional circumstances
prohibited areas; and and when justified by a requirement or special handling, a
NOTAM may be given the higher DD priority.
i) other information of a similar temporary nature."

Promulgation of
Checklists and lists of valid NOT AM transitory information
[5.2.13]
6.2.3 For information provided by NOT AM, it
6.1.14 A checklist indicating all NOT AM that are may be advantageous to exercise selectivity on a time
valid must be issued periodically in a set format. The basis to reduce NOT AM traffic on the AFS and wasted
checklist assists recipients in verifYing that the right can- effort in the handling of data that could become redun-
cellations of NOT AM have been made. In addition, the dant in transit. Where the information may be valid for
checklist must refer to the latest AlP Amendments, AlP only a few hours or subject to rapid change, and no other
Supplements and at least the internationally distributed channel can ensure timely distribution, arrangements
Ale. Cancelling by sole means of a checklist (i.e. by should be made for the information to be provided

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directly to the relevant air traffic services units using, the pre-ascertained requirements of the receiving States
where practicable, conununication channels established concerned by means of separate series for at least
for inter-ATS communications. international and domestic flights.

6.2.8 Consideration might also be given to the use


of automation in an effort to improve distribution of
International distribution
NOTAM. With the computer technology now available
[5.3.2, 5.3.3]
it should be possible to store all NOT AM information
(and all basic information) in a jointly-administered
6.2.4 Originating States are responsible for select-
information facility in each major operating area. This
ing the NOT AM to be given international distribution, but
facility could be interrogated for pre-flight information,
due consideration must be given to any stated operational
or route manual or aeronautical charting purposes, by the
requirements of other States for both flight planning and
State AIS, individual pre-flight information units or
pre-flight information purposes. (These requirements are
operating agencies, and could be progranuned to print
discussed more fully in Chapter 3.)
up-ta-date information on an area, route or terminal
basis as required. Each State participating in such a
6.2.5 NOT AM given international distribution must facility would feed information into the centre as the
conform, where necessary, with the relevant provisions of occasion demanded and distribution to other States
the lCAO conununication procedures (Annex 10, would be at the option of the ultimate recipient. In this
Volume II), the lCAO NOTAM Code and abbreviations way, only information required by the user would be
(see Procedures for Air Navigation Services - ICAO distributed and much unnecessary information that now
Abbreviations and Codes (PANS-ABC, Doc 8400)), floods the AFS would cease to burden the AIS and COM
indicators, identifiers, etc., and plain language where servIces.
required for clear understanding. When a NOTAM is
distributed by means other than the AFS, a six-digit date-
time group indicating the date and time of filing the
NOT AM and the identification of the originator must be
Predetermined distribution system
given preceding the text.
for NOTAM
[5.3.4.2 and Appendix 5]
6.2.6 ASHTAM ·or NOT AM concerning volcanic
activity must include in the address list the MWO associ-
ated with the origin as listed in Part 2 of the International Description of the system
Airways Volcano Watch (IA VW) (Doc 9766), all VAACS
and the SADISIISCS Gateway at EGZZVANW. 6.2.9 When it is agreed between NOF that incoming
NOTAM (including SNOWTAM and ASHTAM) must be
channelled through the AFS directly to designated addresses
predetermined by the receiving State concerned, while con-
Measures to reduce use of the AFS currently being routed to its NOF for checking and control -
[5.3.4] purposes, an eight-letter addressee indicator constituted as
follows must be used:
6.2.7 In order to avoid excessive traffic on the
AFS, NOTAM must be addressed only to NOF and First and second letters: The first two letters of the
further distribution within the State made by or through location indicator for the AFS communication centre
delegation from the NOF concerned. NOT AM used for associated with the relevant NOF of the receiving
notifying volcanic activity and ASHT AM must also be State.
sent to volcanic ash advisory centres and must take into
consideration the requirements for long-range oper-
Third and fourth letters: The letters "ZZ", indicating
ations. Furthermore, in exceptional cases, the direct
a requirement for special distribution.
exchange of SNOWTAM between adjacent aerodromes
is permitted, should this be operationally necessary and
if direct AFS circuits are available. The exchanges Fifth letter: The letter ''N'' for NOT AM, the letter "S"
between NOF should, as far as practicable, be limited to for SNOWTAM and the letter "V" for ASHT AM.

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Sixth and seventh letters: Letters each taken from the distribution and the use of selective distribution lists where
series A to Z, denoting the national and/or inter- practicable to prevent superfluous distribution of infor-
national distribution list(s) to be used by the receiving mation. The selectivity exercised by an originating State in
AFS centre. the distribution process should be related to the needs of
the receiving States. Selectivity in the locations that
Eighth letter: The letter "X", to complete the eight- require the information is controlled through precisely
letter addressee indicator. predetermined arrangements made by the receiving States,
indicated in terms of the sixth and seventh letters to be
6.2.10 The main objective of the system is to used in the addressee indicator, and taking into consider-
expedite all NOTAM received by eliminating the delay ation the workload placed on the originating State and on
that occurs when the receiving COM centre routes the telecommunication services. Where NOTAM are
incoming NOTAM to its NOF for checking and control issued in more than one series, selectivity is already
purposes and then waits to receive them from the NOF for implicit in the division into series but the receiving State
transmission to other internal addresses. To achieve this should establish routings that will ensure that the aero-
objective as well as to ensure proper routing, it is essential drome AIS units receive only the series they require by
that States and territories from which NOTAM are rationalizing distribution arrangements within the State
required are advised of the sixth and seventh letters to be and preparing a routing guide for each communication
used by them in the addressee indicator. Each national centre to cover the distribution of incoming NOTAM
distribution list, whether for NOTAM, SNOWTAM or received under the system.
ASHT AM, denotes a group of addressees predetermined
by the receiving State on the basis of its requirements for
information promulgated by NOTAM. The sixth and
seventh letters signifY not only the group of addressees but
also the automatic relay responsibility of the receiving 6.3 SPECIFICATIONS FOR NOTAM
AFS centre.

Message series, number and identifier


[5.2.5]
Checking and control
6.3.1 Each NOTAM must be allocated a series
6.2.11 Whereas the NOF is normally the focal identified by a letter and a four-digit number, followed by
point in a State for the receipt and dispatch of NOTAM, a stroke and a two-digit number for the year so that
under the predetermined distribution system it shares the addressees may check continuity. The 'number must be
responsibility for checking incoming NOTAM with the consecutive and based on the calendar year. If more than
aerodrome AIS units to which NOTAM are destined. Its one series of NOTAM is issued, each series must be
responsibility here is mainly one of liaison. It does not separately identified by a letter. Letters A to Z, with the
relieve the ultimate addressee, to whom the NOTAM has exception of S and T, may be used to identifY a NOTAM
been channelled and who is most affected by any lack of series. Renumbering of existing NOTAM (i.e. containing
timeliness, accuracy or completeness in the information identical information, but with a new number) is not
it contains, from also checking for obvious errors. While allowed, nor are NOTAM to be renumbered at the

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the standard format used for NOTAM, SNOWTAM and beginning of each year.
ASHTAM tends to minimize the possibility of error, the
addressee nevertheless has special responsibility under 6.3.2 One of the following message identifiers is
this system to query any errors or omissions through the to be inserted as appropriate:
receiving NOF.
a) NOTAMN ifit concerns a NOTAM containing
new information.
Selectivity in the distribution of information
b) NOTAMR ifit concerns a NOTAM replacing a
6.2.12 The success of the predetermined distri- previous NOTAM, followed by the series and
bution system presupposes competent selection, by the number/year of the NOTAM replaced (e.g.
originating State, of NOTAM to be given international A0125/03 NOTAMR AOI23/03).

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c) NOTAMC if it concerns a NOTAM cancelling cbange in volcanic activity, the location, date
a previous NOTAM, followed by the series and and time of volcanic eruptions and horizontal
number/year of the cancelled NOTAM (e.g. and vertical extent of volcanic ash cloud,
A0460/03 NOTAMC A0456/03). including direction of movement, flight levels
and routes or portions of routes which could be
6.3.3 Corrected versions of NOTAM must not be affected.
issued. Erroneous NOTAM must either be replaced or
cancelled and a new NOTAM issued. Z- NOTAM concerning the status of elements of
the global navigation satellite system (GNSS).
6.3.4 A NOTAMR must replace only one NOTAM.
Both must belong to the same NOTAM series. A Example:
NOTAMC must cancel only one NOTAM. Both must
belong to the same NOTAM series. State 2 may require information from the originating
State (State I) on all aerodromes, facilities and pro-
cedures available for use by civil aircraft.
Promulgation in series
State 3 may require information from State I for a
6.3.5 When considering the needs of States it may route stage originating at an aerodrome in its
be found that an adjacent State may want full information territory and terminating at an aerodrome in State I,
from the originating State while a more distant State may or transit territory for which State I is responsible,
only require a subset of this information or may not be concerning significant aerodrome facilities, pro-
interested in temporary information of short duration. In cedures, en-route navigation aids (including air-
order to reduce distribution to meet such variable require- ground communications) available to international
ments it may be found useful to arrange for NOTAM to be civil aviation; and occurrences of significance to
promulgated in two or more series to allow for selective overflying aircraft along the portion of the route
distribution. For example, NOTAM may be classified as which traverses territory for which State I is
follows: responsible.

A- NOT AM contammg information of concern


State I would then send to State 2 series B, S and V
to long- or medium-range flights and given
NOTAM while State 3 would be sent series A and V
selected international distribution.
NOT AM and, if a requirement for them has been
B- NOTAM containing full information on all previously indicated, series S and series Z NOTAM.
aerodromes, facilities and procedures available
for use in international civil aviation and given
international distribution to adjacent States and Period of validity
other States on request.
6.3.6 Information must be provided on the duration
C- NOTAM containing information of concern of the hazard, change in the normal status of operation, or
to aircraft other than those engaged in inter- condition of the facilities being reported on. If, during that
national civil aviation and given national time, the condition or activity is active within specified
distribution only. time periods, this must also be given. NOTAM notifying
unserviceability of aids to air navigation, facilities or
S- NOT AM published in the SNOWTAM for- conununication services must give the time at which
mat concerning the presence or removal of restoration of service is expected or an estimate of the
hazardous conditions due to snow, slush or period ofunserviceability.
ice on aerodrome pavements or standing
water associated with these conditions. 6.3.7 Care should be taken to express the duration
of a circumstance notified in the NOTAM in such a way
v- NOTAM published in the ASHT AM format that there will be no misunderstanding. Both the NOTAM
concerning the occurrence of pre-emption Format and the relevant options of the NOTAM Code
volcanic activity, or an operationally significant require an indication of the applicable date(s) and time(s)
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expressed as a ten-figure group giving year, month, day 6.3.11 When a NOTAM contains tel!lporary infor-
and hour in UTe. mation of short duration that does not render necessary the
consultation of an AlP Amendment or AlP Supplement to
Example: have the full information, AlP references must not be
annotated in the NOTAM. This informs the user of the
Q) RJCG/QLBASIIV1M!NOOO/999/ NOTAM that the text of the NOTAM is conveying the
4248N 14140E025 totality of the information.
A) RJCC B) 0304200921 C) 0304211800
E) ABN U/S

Meaning: Naming of locations


[3.6.2,5.2.12]
The aerodrome beacon at Sapporo/Chitose aerodrome
became unserviceable at 0921 on 20 April 2003 and 6.3.12 Location indicators included in the text of
will remain out of service until 1800 hours UTC on NOTAM must be those contained in Location Indicators
21 April 2003. (Doc 7910), and curtailed fonns of these indicators must
not be used. In NOTAM containing information con-
cerning a location that has not been assigned an ICAO
Text location indicator, the name of the location must be given
[5.2.1,5.2.2 and Appendix 6] in plain language, spelled in conformity with local usage
and transliterated when necessary into the Latin alphabet.
6.3.8 The text of the NOTAM must be contain the
information on the hazard, status of operation or condition
of the facilities reported on. It !!lust be composed of the
significations/uniform abbreviated phraseology assigned Languages
to the ICAO NOTAM Code complemented by ICAO [3.6.1]
abbreviations (Doc 8400), and indicators, identifiers,
designators, call signs, frequencies, figures and plain 6.3.13 NOTAM, as well as other elements of the
language. Except as otherwise provided for SNOWTAM Integrated Aeronautical Information Package given inter-
and ASHTAM, the text of each NOTAM must contain the national distribution, must include an English text for
information in the order shown in the NOTAM Format. those parts expressed in plain language. This requirement
(See Appendix A to this chapter.) is intended to assist the majority of those engaged in civil
aviation.
6.3.9 Each NOTAM must be as brief as possible
and so compiled that its meaning is clear without the
need to refer to another document. Each NOTAM must
deal with only one subject and one condition concerning 6.4 NOTAM FORMAT
the subject. The text should be composed by the NOF in [Appendix 6]
such a way that it will serve for PIB entry without
requiring additional processing by the receiving unit. 6.4.1 The NOTAM Format aims at standardizing

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the presentation of the different types of information
promulgated by NOTAM in order to facilitate tmder-
Cross-reference to AlP/AlP Supplement standing of the message by the addressee. In developing
[5.2.1 I] this format, the need for transcription of the information
in the form of AFS messages has been taken into
6.3.10 When a NOTAM contains information that account. The Format therefore includes the special
renders necessary an AlP Amendroent or AlP Supplement symbols that are mandatory for the teleprinter operator
the text must include an appropriate cross-reference to the to use in composing the message (i.e. carriage return,
affected AlP or AlP Supplement and an annotation must line change, space, opening parentheses before message
be made accordingly, even when the infonnation is of a identification and closing parentheses). The NOTAM
temporary nature. This infonns the user of the AlP or AlP Format and instructions for its completion, which are
Supplement that there is information outstanding against a contained in Annex 15, are reproduced in Appendix A to
particular entry. this chapter.

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6.4.2 The NOT AM Format essentially consists of study by those responsible for NOT AM composition. In
two parts: fact, when composing NOT AM in plain language,
cognizance should be given to the possible coding of the
a) the part of interest to the communication service NOT AM and care taken to frame the NOT AM in a
handling the AFS message, i.e. the part contain- manner which will facilitate later transcription into the
ing the priority indicator, addresses, date and NOTAMCode.
time of filing and the originator's indicator;

b). the part containing the NOT AM information. Use of NOT AM Code groups

6.4.3 Instructions for the completion of the NOTAM 6.5.3 The most commonly used NOT AM Code
format which relates to the part containing the NOT AM groups and their respective relation with the qualifiers
information are provided in Appendix 6 of Annex 15. These Traffic, Purpose and Scope are presented in the NOT AM
instructions are repeated in Appendix A to this chapter for Selection Criteria tables in Appendix B to this chapter.
ease of reference, and Appendix A provides additional
guidance and examples of NOT AM.
Use of abbreviations

6.5 USE OF THE NOTAM CODE AND 6.5.4 In many instances, NOT AM Code groups
ABBREVIATlONS need to be amplified, supplemented or completed by sig-
nifications/uniform abbreviated phraseology assigned to
Purpose the NOT AM Code and abbreviations, frequencies, call
signs, identifications, time groups, etc., in order to convey
6.5.1 The ICAO NOTAM Code contained in the essential information. This is a recognized procedure
Doc 8400 is a comprehensive description of information in keeping with the concept of the NOT AM Code and
contained in NOT AM. It serves as one of the most aeronautical telecommunication procedures and should
important criteria for storage and retrieval of infor- always be used in preference to plain language. Abbrevi-
mation, as well as for deciding whether or not an item is ations specified for use by States for operational purposes
of operational significance. It also establishes the rel- are contained in Doc 8400. As the need for additional
evance of the NOT AM to the various types of flight abbreviations becomes evident, steps will be taken to add
operations and whether it must therefore be part of a abbreviations to Doc 8400. Abbreviations which are not in
PIB. In addition, it assists in specifYing items that are to Doc 8400 should not be used.
be subject to immediate notification processes. The
NOT AM Code forms the basis upon which NOT AM Note.- Since the Q code (QDM. QFE, etc.) is
qualifiers are determined for inclusion in Item Q) of the primarily designed for air/ground request/reply com-
NOT AM Format, in addition to defining the abbreviated munications. it should be used with caution and only
plain-language text which appears in Item E). when there is no chance that the message might be
misunderstood.

Composition
6.6 SNOWTAM
6.5.2 All NOT AM Code groups contain five [5.1.1.1 r), 5.2.3 and Appendix 2]
letters. The first lener, Q, indicates that it is a code
abbreviation for use when composing NOTAM. The A special series NOT AM, narned SNOWT AM, is used
second and third letters indicate the type of facility or to notifY the presence or removal of hazardous con-
condition being report'ed and the fourth and fifth letters, ditions on the movement area due to snow, slush, ice or
the hazard or status of operation being reported. The water associated with these conditions. A specific fonnat
encode portion of the NOT AM Code has been provided (see Appendix A, Figure 6-A-4) is prescribed for this
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to facilitate the choice of the appropriate code groups, purpose. Use of the NOTAM Code and plain language is
but some imagination and a full appreciation of the also permissible. When the SNOWTAM Format is used,
Code's potentialities are necessary to make the most the information must be given in the order shown in the
effective use of it. It therefore requires considerable Format. During periods when deposits of snow, slush,

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ice or water associated with these conditions remain on ash cloud, including direction of movement, flight levels
aerodrome pavements, information on such conditions and routes or portions of routes which could be affected. A
should be distributed to all to whom the information is of specific format (see Appendix A, Figure 6-A-5) is pre-
direct operational significance. Appraisal of the situation scribed for this purpose. Use of the NOT AM Code and
should be made at least once every 24 hours, preferably plain language is also permissible. When the ASHT AM
before the commencement of a major traffic movement. Format is used, the information must be given in the order
A new SNOWTAM is required whenever there is a shown in that Format. The maximum period of validity of
significant change in conditions. Instructions for the the ASHT AM is 24 hours. A new ASHT AM must be
completion of the SNOWT AM Format are reproduced issued whenever there is a change in the level of alert.
in Appendix A to this chapter. Instructions for the completion of the ASHT AM Format
are reproduced in Appendix A to this chapter.

6.7 ASHTAM 6.7.2 Information about volcanic activity or the


[5.1.1.1 u), 5.2.4 and Appendix 3] presence of volcanic ash plumes may also be reported by
NOTAM. To ensure speedy transmission of initial infor-
6.7.1 A special series NOTAM, called ASHTAM, mation to aircraft, the first ASHT AM or NOTAM issued
is used to notify an operationally significant change in may not contain more information than the fact that an
volcanic activity, the location, date and time of volcanic eruption and/or ash cloud is reported at a given location
eruptions and/or horizontal and vertical extent of volcanic at a given date and time.
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TEL: 0123 697 3464 REPUBLIC OF DONLON NOTAM LIST


FAX: 0123 697 3474 DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION Series A
Telex: 99 1236 AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICE
AFS:EADDYAYX P.O. BOX 744
E-mail: AIS@donc.xx DONLON CITY

04 SEP 2003

THE FOLLOWING NOTAM SERIES A WERE STILL VALID ON 4 SEP 2003. NOTAM NOT INCLUDED HAVE BEEN
CANCELLED, TIME EXPIRED, SUPERSEDED BY AlP SUPPLEMENT OR INCORPORATED IN THE AlP.

SERIES A

FIR
DONLON FIR

A0463/03 From 0307241200 to 0310312359 EST, Trigger NOTAM AlP - SUP 7/03, exercise Exercise
area Blue Angel active, SFC to 1525 M, contact authorily: Donlon RCC.
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A0562103 From 0309090630 to 0310011800; period SEP 09-17, 29-30 and OCT 01, PJE
Daily 063()-1800, PJE in area circle with radius of 10 KM centred on ............. N
..................... E, from SFC to 5000 M.

AD

DONLON/International

From 0308020615 to 0309102359 EST, Locator Ident KL 411 KHZ U/S Locator

From 0308070815 to 0209312000, ILS GP RWY 27 331.400 MHZ CAT I only ILS

HOLMSTOCKILanda

.............................. etc ............................. .

Latest AlP Amendments:

AIRAC AlP Amendment: 042 dated 13 JUL 2003


AlP Amendment: 052 dated 1 SEP 2003

AlP Supplements in force: 04/02; 07/02; 16/02; 01103; 03/03; 04/03.

AlC Series A in force:

NR 3; 6; 9 of 2000
NR 2; 5; 7 of 2001
NR 3; 6; 9; 13 of 2002
NR 2; 3; 5; 7 of 2003

Figure 6-1. Example of monthly printed plain-language list of valid NOTAM

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NOTAM, SNOWTAM AND ASHTAM

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 This appendix contains explanations relating to


the issuing of NOT AM, which expands upon the basic
guidance provided in Chapter 6.

1.2 The NOTAM Fonnat and the corresponding


instructions for its completion, contained in Appendix 6
to Annex 15, are reproduced in this appendix for ease of
reference. Examples of NOTAM are also included. Two
of these examples are supplemented by the associated
AFS messages and by completed NOTAM Formats.

1.3 Guidance has been included on the issuing of


trigger NOTAM as well as on the production of checklists
to be issued as NOTAM. .

1.4 The SNOWTAM and ASHTAM Fonnats and


instructions for completion of these Formats, as contained
in Annex 15, Appendices 2 and 3 respectively, are also

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NOTAM FORMAT

'p;~qrl~ Ind\C8tor ---+


-~';idress

""
:;g~~!(~ ~lijl:el:oUlIJng < ---+
,/:; c\\~, ,: ,," ,tt ' •
;;9~i~~to~,~},~J~O~, ' «. (
: ..... : .. .." <:;~!!~;,ser:t88.;~M~o~~' a:~~, I#~frt~~r ,<,; ';:):ij::Gi;!j: ::~
;;:.....> :' ... ':.. :' •. <',~

,N~T~M ?lntalnlng ne~ in,forin~tion' ........................................... NOTAMN


(series and numberJyear)

NOTAM replac;ing a previous NOT~' ........................................... NOTAMR ............................. ....... ..... .................. ...........
(series and numberlyear) (series and number/year of NOTAM to be replaced)
NOTAM cancelling a previous NOTAM ........................................... NOTAMC .................................................
<lC:E
(series and numberlyear) (series and number/year of NOTAM to be cancelled)

Qua}lflera

FIR NOTAMCode Traffic, Purpose.: SoOpe LoWer Upper


Coordinates, Radius
~1~lt Limit ,

0)
III V I IV IV II V IV I I l! II V I 1.1
01 1111111111
« ..

Identification of ICAO location indicator In which the faallty, ~pace


or condition ,reported on is located
A) ---+
. Pertod Of Validity

From (date-time group) B) ---+


EST'
To (PERM or date-time group) C) «.
PERM*

TimEt SchEtdule (if applicable) 0) ---+


«.

Text of NOTAM; ~laln-langua98: Entry (using ICAO AbbrevlatJons)

E)

« ..

Lower Limit F) ---+


Upper limit G) ) «.

Signature
*Oelete as appropriate

Figure 6-A-l. NOTAM Format

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Appendix A. NOTAM, SNOWTAM and ASHTAM 6-A-3

INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDANCE FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE NOT AM FORMAT

l. General b) If one State issues a NOT AM affecting FIRs in


a group of States, the first two letters of the
The qualifier line (Item Q) and all identifiers (Items A) to ICAO location indicator of the issuing State
0) inclusive) each followed by a closing parenthesis, as plus "XX" shall be included. The location
shown in the format, shall be transmitted unless there is no indicators of the FIRs concerned shall then be
entty to be made against a particular identifier. listed in Item A) or indicator of State or non-
governmental agency which is responsible for
provision of a navigation service in more than
one State.
2. NOT AM numbering
2) NOTAM CODE
Each NOT AM shall be allocated a series identified by a
letter and a four-digit number followed by a stroke and a All NOT AM Code groups contain a total of five
two-digit number for the year (e.g. A0023/03). Each letters. and the first letter is always the letter Q. The
series must start on I January with number 0001. second and third letters identifY the subject, and the
fourth and fifth letters denote the status or condition
of the subject reported upon.

3. Qualifiers (Item Q) A NOT AM must deal with only one subject and one
condition of that subject.
Item Q) is divided into eight fields, each separated by a
stroke. For an easier automatic production of the PIB, all The two-letter codes for subjects and conditions are

• fields of Item Q) must be given a value; default values


will be used where appropriate. The definition of each
field is as follows:

I) FIR
those contained in the PANS-ABC (Doc 8400). For
combinations of second and third and fourth and fifth
letters, refer to the NOT AM Selection Criteria con-
tained in Appendix B or insert one of the following
combinations, as appropriate:

a) If the subject of the information is located a) If the subject is not listed in the NOT AM Code
geographically within one FIR, the ICAO (Doc 8400), insert "XX" as the second and
location indicator shall be that of the FIR third letters (e.g. QXXAK);
concerned. When an aerodrome is situated
within the overlying FIR of another State, the b) If the subject is not listed in Appendix B, the
first field of Item Q) must contain the code for allocation of qualifiers ''Traffic'', "Purpose" and
that overlying FIR (e.g. Q) LFRRJ ... A) EGJJ); "Scope" must be based on operational experience
and orientated to similar subjects contained in the
or NSC;

If the subject of the information is located c) If the condition of the subject is not listed in the
geographically within more than one FIR, the NOT AM Code (Doc 8400) or in the NOT AM
FIR ,field shall be composed of the ICAO Selection Criteria (Doc 8126), insert "XX" as the
nationality letters of the State originating the fourth and fifth letters (e.g. QFAXX);
NOT AM, followed by "XX". (The location
indicator of the overlying VIR must not be used.) d) When a NOT AM containing operationally
The ICAO location indicators of the FIRs significant infonnation is issued in accordance
concerned must then be listed in Item A) or with Appendix 4 and Chapter 6 and when it is
indicator of State or non-governmental agency used to announce the existence of A1RAC AlP
which is responsible for provision of a navigation Amendments or Supplements, insert "IT" as the
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e) When a NOT AM is issued containing a check- E En-route


list of valid NOTAM, insert "KKKK" as the W Navwaming
second, third, fourth and fifth letters; and K = NOT AM is a checklist

t) One of the following fourth and fifth letters of Note.- Depending on the NOTAM subject and
the NOT AM Code must be used in NOT AM content, the qualifier field SCOPE may contain com-
cancellations: bined qualifiers. Guidance concerning the combination
of SCOPE qualifiers with subject and conditions in
AK: RESUMED NORMAL OPERATION accordance with the NOTAM Selection Criteria is
AL: OPERATIVE (OR RE-OPERATIVE) contained in Appendix B. If the subject is qualified AE,
SUBJECT TO PREVIOUSLY the aerodrome location indicator must be reported in
PUBLISHED LIMITATIONS! Item A}.
CONDITIONS
AO: OPERATIONAL 6) and 7) LOWERIUPPER
CC: COMPLETED
CN: CANCELLED LOWER and UPPER limits shall only be expressed
HV WORK COMPLETED in flight levels (FL) arid shall express the actual ver-
XX: PLAIN LANGUAGE tical limits of the area of influence without the
addition of buffers. In the case of navigation warnings
3) TRAFFIC and airspace restrictions, values entered shall be
consistent with those provided under Items F) and G).
IFR If the subject does not contain specific height
V VFR infonnation, insert "000" for LOWER and "999" for
K NOT AM is a checklist UPPER as default values.

Note.- Depending on the NOTAM subject and 8) COORDINATES, RADIUS


content, the qualifier field TRAFFIC may contain com-
bined qualifiers. Guidance concerning the combination of The latitude and longitude accurate to one minute, as
TRAFFIC qualifiers with subject and conditions in well as a three-digit distance figure giving the radius
accordance with the NOTAM Selection Criteria is of influence in NM (e.g. 4700NOl140E043). Coordi-
contained in Appendix B. nates present approximate centre of circle whose
radius encompasses the whole area of influence (e.g.
4) PURPOSE Coordinates of the aerodrome reference point for
NOT AM with Scope A). If the NOT AM affects the
N NOT AM selected for the immediate entire FIRlUIR or more than one FIRlUIR, the default
attention of aircraft operators value "999" is used for radius.
B NOT AM selected for PIB entry
o NOT AM concerning flight operations
M Miscellaneous NOT AM; not subject for a 4. Item A)
briefing, but it is available on request
K NOT AM is a checklist. Insert the location indicator as contained in Doc 7910 -
Location Indicators of the aerodrome or FIR in which
Note.- Depending on the NOTAM subject and the facility, airspace, or condition being reported on is
content, the qualifier field PURPOSE may contain the located.
following qualifiers: K, B, BO, NBO or M Guidance
concerning the combination of PURPOSE qualifiers Only one aerodrome may be indicated. If more than one
with subject and conditions in accordance with the aerodrome is involved, separate NOT AM must be
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NOTAM Selection Criteria is contained in Appendix B. issued. More than one FIRlUIR may be indicated when
appropriate. The location indicator of the FIR or UIR to
5) SCOPE be included is that of the area control centre (ACC) or
flight information centre (FIC) providing air· traffic
A Aerodrome services within the FIR or VIR.

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Example: This entry is the date-time at which the NOT AMN


comes into force. In the cases of NOT AMR and
"A) LOWW" identifies the aerodrome Wienl NOT AMC, the date-time group is the actual date and
Schwechat, whereas "A) LOYV" identifies Wien FIR time of the NOTAM origination. In order to avoid poss-
(LOVY is the location indicator of Wi en ACCIFIC). ible misinterpretation about further changes or existence
of multiple NOT AM with the same subject at the same
The number of FIR in Item A) is restricted to 7 by the time, no future cancellation or replacement is issued.
length of an AFTN line. If more than 7 FIR are affected, The start of a day shall be indicated by "0000".
the Publishing NOF or responsible non-governmental
agency may use a unique and unambiguous location indi-
cator that serves the purpose of publication of NOT AM 6. Item C)
information related to more than 7 FIRs (e.g. UUUU). If
no such unique location indicator exists, additional Item C) must contain the end of the occurrence or activity.
NOT AM must be published as required.
With the exception of NOTAMC, a date-time group (a
If information concerns GNSS, insert the appropriate ten-figure group giving year, month, day, hours and
ICAO location indicator allocated fUT a GNSS dement or minutes in UTe) indicating duration of information shall
the cornmon location indicator allocated for all elements be used unless the information is of a permanent nature in
ofGNSS (except GBAS). which case the abbreviation "PERM" is inserted instead.

If the information on timing is uncertain, the


Note.- In the case of GNSS. the location indicator
approximate duration shall be indicated using a date-
may be used when identifYing a GNSS element outage
time group followed by the abbreviation "EST" (e.g. C)
(e.g. KNMH for a GPS satellite outage).
0310250600 EST). Any NOT AM which includes an
"EST" must be cancelled or replaced before the date-
If there is no available ICAO location indicator, use the time specified in Item C).
ICAO nationality letter as given in Doc 7910, Part 2,
plus XX and followed up in Item E) by the name, in Abbreviations such as "UFN" must not be used. The end
plain language. When an ICAO location indicator is not of a day shall be indicated by "2359" (Le. do not use
available, it is imperative that Item E) be completed in "2400").
order to identify the locationlfacility/service concerned
since some indicators already exist where extensive use Item C) must contain "PERM" solely for NOT AM
is made of the letter "X" (e.g. "DXXX" for Lome/ information that will be incorporated in the AlP. These
Tokoin). Failure to complete Item E) could therefore NOT AM are cancelled.
result in unnecessary queries. By the same token, lack of
an entry in Item E) would confirm the validity of the
location indicator used. 7. Item D)

Item D) must contain the specified schedule or period(s)


5. Item B) during which an occurrence takes place or a hazard
exists. This item is optional and need be completed only
Item B) must contain the beginning of the occurrence or as and when required.
activity aT, in the case of a facility/service which becomes
unusable, the date-time at which the NOT AM is filed. If the hazard, status of operation or condition of facilities
being reported on will be active in accordance with a
For date-time group use a ten-figure group, giving year, specific time and date schedule between the dates-times
month, day, hours and minutes in UTC (e.g. B) indicated in Items B) and C), insert such information
0310241230, meaning 24 October 2003 at 1230 UTC). under Item D). If Item D) exceeds 200 characters, con-
Abbreviations such as "WIE" or "WEP" must not be sideration shall be given to providing such infonnation
used. The start of a day shall be indicated by "0000". in a separate, consecutive NOT AM.

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Example: followed by Ihe words "CENTRE" followed by


coordinales of the centre of the circle.
When, between 19 April 2003 0730 UTC and
20 April 2003 1500 UTC, a hazard will exist on' 19 c) In Item E) latitude is presented as DDMM[SS.slH
and 20 April between 0730 and 1500 UTC only, where DD denoles degrees; MM denotes min-
Items B), C) and D) should be completed as follows: utes; SS denoles seconds; s denotes tenths of
seconds; and H denoles hentisphere, N for North
B) 0304190730 C) 0304201500 or S for South.
D) APR 19 AND 20 0730-1500
d) In Item E) longitude is presented as DDDMM[SS.slH
where DDD denotes degrees; MM denotes min-
8, Item E) ules; SS denoles seconds; s denotes tenths of
seconds; and H denoles hentisphere, W for Wesl
Item E), also called NOT AM text, must contain the or E for East.
infonnation on the hazard, status of operation or
condition of the facilities reported on. e) The resolulion used for coordinales musl
confonn wilh Ihe aeronaulical data quality
When NOT AM is selected for international distribution, requiremenls listed in Appendix 7 of Annex 15,
English text shall be included for those parts expressed in e.g. lenlh of a minule musl nol be used.
plain language.
An e-mail address is inserted in Item E) wilh Ihe @
The lext in Item E) should be kepi as short as possible, symbol replaced by Ihe string "(A)".
containing all the essenlial informalion needed for the safe
conduci of the flighl, and should be ready for inclusion in
For NOT AMC, a subjecl reference and status message
PIB. In this conneclion, il should be poinled oul thai it is
should be included 10 enable accurale plausibility checks.
the responsibility of the A1S 10 issue the NOT AM from
informalion il receives from the relevanl "sources" (other
lechnical departments, elc.). Changing the lexl (nol the Example:
substance) of the message 10 fil in the NOT AM Formal is
the responsibility of A1S and is usually done in coordi- E) RWY 25R LLZ UIS
nation with the relevant source. Furthermore, the sources
providing A1S/NOF with the information should be
instrucled 10 keep the message as short as possible and to 9. Items F) and G)
restricl Ihe infonnalion 10 be included in the NOTAM 10
Ihe bare essenlials. . These ilems are normally applicable 10 navigalion
warnings or airspace restrictions, but can be used for any
The laleral limils of an area published in AlP or AlP other applicable subjecls, and are usually part of the PIB
SUP are nol be repealed in Item E); the name of Ihat entry. Insert both lower and upper limits of activilies or
area is referred to instead. . restrictions, clearly indicating the same reference datum
and unil of measuremenl in both fields. The use of both
If laleral limits of an area are nol published in AlP or metres and feel is discouraged as this may lead 10 confu-
AlP SUP, Ihe coordinales musl be expressed in accord- sion. The value and the unil of measuremenl (M or IT)
ance wilh Ihe following 10 ensure readability: musl be consecutive withoul a blank. The reference indi-
cation (AGL, AMSL) must follow the unit of measure-
a) The points defining laleral limits of an irregular menl and be separated by a blank character only. The
shape area musl be enumerated in clockwise order abbreviation GND or SFC must be used in Item F) 10
separaled by a hyphen "-". The lasl poinl on the designate ground and surface respectively. The abbrevi-
lisl musl be the same as the firsl point. alion UNL musl be used in Item G) to designate unIimiled.

b) A circular shape area is defined by Ihe word In Ihe case of Airspace Organizalion (NOT AM related
"RADIUS" followed by Ihe value of Ihe radius 10 slructure of ATS Roules, TMA, CTR, ATZ, etc.), the
and ils abbrevialed unil of measuremenl specified "Lower/Upper" values must correspond to Ihe

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vertical limits of the airspace concerned. The use of above the ground (e.g. "6000M AGL" or "19700FT
default values 000/999 must be avoided whenever AGL), a flight level (e.g. "FL200") or as "UNL"
possible. (unlimited) if applicable. The abbreviation "999" must
not be used.
Lower limit: Item F) may show the lower limit as SFC
(surface), GND (ground level), an altitude in metres or
Example:
feet above mean sea level (e.g. "2000M AMSL" or
"6500FT AMSL"), a height above ground (e.g. "IOOOM
F) GND G) 30000FT AMSL
AGL") or a flight level (e.g. "FLI 00"). The abbreviation
"000" must not be used.
Meaning:
Upper limit: Item G) may show the upper limit as an
altitude either in metres or feet above mean sea level From ground level up to an altitude of 30 000 ft
(e.g. "5000M AMSL or "16500FT AMSL"), a height above mean sea level.

Publielltion Date :;;.. Item:B) Iteme)


(Starfof Validily) (Stirt of Acti~ity and (End of Activity
"Coming into Force") and End of Validity)
"'," > ,
. "

Item Dj
." .(Schedule:-:- Period.3 and Times)
~ 0 0 ~ ~

Second Third
Period Period

time>
............... ............

Figure 6-A-2. NOTAM date-times

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2. EXAMPLES OF NOTAM USING THE NOTAM FORMAT

2.1 Examples of NOT AM using the NOT AM NOTAMN


Fonnat are given below. These are examples only and Q) CZUL/QWMLW/IVIBO/w1000/2001
should not be considered as having any operational 4537N07400WOIO
value. A) CZUL B) 0302210800 C) 0302211100
E) GUN F[RING W[LL TAKE PLACE RAD[US
a) At Paris/Orly from the 1st day of April 2003 at 10 NM CENTRE 4537N07400W
0000 UTC until the I st day of April 2003 at F) SFC G) 6100M AMSL)
0600 UTC, the distance measuring equipment
will be unserviceable.
e) [f a danger area EGDXX located at
551ON00520W with a radius of 50 NM (and
NOTAMN
affecting two F[R) were to be activated up to
Q) LFFF/QNDAS/IVIBO/AE/000/9991
40000 ft MSL on 3,7, 12,21,24 and 28 April
4843N0022I E250
2003, daily from 0730 to 1500 UTC and up to
A) LFPO B) 0304010000 C) 0304010600
30 000 ft MSL on 19 and 20 April 2003 daily
E) DME U/S)
from 0730 to 1500 UTC, two NOT AM would
be required, as follows:
b) At New YorklLa Guardia the VHF omnidirec-
(A0623/03 NOT AMN
tional radio range on 116.9 MHz will be out of
Q) EGXXlQRDCAlIVINBO/w/000/4001
service until approximately the 13th day of
5510N00520W050
November 2003 at 0900 UTe.
A) EGTT EGPX B) 0304030730 C) 0304281500
D) APR 0307 1221 24 AND 28 0730 TO 1500
NOTAMN
E) DANGER AREA DXX [S ACTIVE
Q) KZWYIQNV ASIIVIBOIAE/OOO/9991
F) GND G) 40000FT AMSL)
4047N07352W250
A) KLGA B) 0311020615 C) 0311130900 EST
(A0624/03 NOTAMN
E) 116.9 MHZ VOR U/S)
Q) EGXXlQRDCAI[VINBO/w/000/3001
5510N00520W050
A) EGTT EGPX B) 0304190730 C) 0304201500
c) At BcogradlBeograd the non-directional beacon
D) APR 19 AND 20 0730 TO 1500
on 243 kHz will be pennanently withdrawn from
E) DANGER AREA DXX [S ACTIVE
service on I May 2003 at 0600 UTe. Add
F) GND G) 30000FT AMSL)
reference to AlP.

NOTAMN f) At Frankfurt International on the 27th day of


Q) LYBAlQNBA W/IVIBOI AE/OOO/9991 November 2003, basic GNSS is unavailable for
4449N020 19E300 NPA from 1723 UTC until 1754 UTC, SBAS is
A) LYBE B) 0305010600 C) PERM unavailable for APV from 1731 until 1746
E) 243 KHZ NDB WITHDRAWN REF. AIP LYBE UTC and GBAS is unavailable from 1735 until
AD 2.19) 1746 UTe.

(B0116/03 NOTAMN
d) [n the Montreal F[R gun firing will take place Q) EDFFIQGAAU/[IBOIAlOOO/99915204NOI137E250
on the 21st day of February 2003 from A)EDDF B)0311271723 C)0311271754
0800 hours UTC until 1100 hours UTC within E) BAS[C GNSS UNAVBL FOR NPA 0311271723
an area of 10 NM around the location 45 0 TIL 0311271754 SBAS UNAVBL FORAPV
37' North 74 0 00' West from the surface up to 0311271731 TIL 0311271748 GBAS UNAVBL
an altitude of 6 100 metres MSL. 0311271735 T[L 0311271746)

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g) SBAS is unavailable for all APV operations in an (A0068/03 NOTAMR A0062/03


area of 250 NM radius around Paris Charles de Q) BIRD/QFALC/IV /NBOI AlOOO/9991
Gaulle as of December 14th, 2003 at 2135 hours 6204N07163WOlO
UTC until December 15th, 2003 at 2135 hours A) EKVG B) 0305082300 C) 0305090100 EST
UTC (estimated). E) AD CLSD FOR MAINT

(A2500/03 NOT AMN


Q) LFFF/QGW AU/I/BOIAlOOO/999/490 I N00232E250 Meaning ofNOTAM in Figure 6-A-4
A) LFPG B) 0312142135 C) 0312152135 EST
E) SBAS UNA VBL FOR APV) In the Tokyo FIR, hot air balloon flying will take place
in an area bounded by the following points 43 00 N
h) . Basic GNSS, SBAS and GBAS will be unavail- 14040 E, 4240 N 140 30 E, 42 36 N 140 30 E and
able for all en-route and aerodrome operations in 4236 N 14054 E. The flying will be held during VMC
an area of 460 km (250 NM) radius around Paris only up to an altitude of 2 000 m above mean sea level
Charles de Gaulle as of October 16th, 2003 at during the following days and times:
1815 hours UTC until 2315 hours UTC.
In 2003, May 31 19h30 - June I 09h30, June 6
(A3546/03 NOTAMN 19h30 - June 7 ·09h30, June 7 19h30 - June 8 09h30,
Q) LFFF/QGW AU/I/BOI AE/OOO/9991 June 13 19h30 - June 14 09h30, June 14 19h30 -
490 I N00232E250 June 15 09h30, June 20 19h30 - June 2 I 09h30, June
A) LFPG B) 0310161815 C) 0310162315 21 19h30 - June 22 09h30, June 27 19h30 - June 28
E) BASIC GNSS UNA VBL SBAS UNA VBL GBAS 09h30, June 28 19h30 - June 29 09h30.
UNAVBL)
Or in a more concise form:
2.2 Examples of completed NOTAM Formats are
given in Figures 6-A-3 and 6-A-4, and the meanings of the In 2003, on the following days: May 31, June 6, 7, 13,
NOT AM messages are included below together with the 14,20,21,27 and 28 at periods starting at 19h30 and
associated examples of AFS messages. ending at 9h30 the next day.

AFSmessage
Meaning of NOTAM in Figure 6"A-3
GG CYZZNBBX KDZZNOKX LFZZNNMX
NOT AM series A number 0068 replacing NOTAM NTTYNYX WMKKYNYX
series A number 0062 of the current year. Vagar, Faroe 301203 RJAAYNYX
Islands, aerodrome closed for maintenance on the runway (A0703/03 NOTAMN
from 2300 hours UTC on the 8th day of May 2003 to Q) RJTG/QWLLWN IMIW1000/0651
approxinaately 0100 UTC on the 9th day of May 2003. 4248N 14042E 100
A) RJTG B) 0305311930 C) 0306290930
AFSmessage D) MAY 31 JUN 06 07 13 142021 2728 1930-0930
E) HOT AIR BALLOON FLT IN AREA 4300NI4040E
GG EHZZNNLX EBZZNNLX EDZZNINX - 4240NI4030E - 4236NI4030E - 4236N14054E-
EKZZNIDX 4300N 14040E VMC ONLY
021432 BGSFYNYX F) SFC G) 2000M AMSL)

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FBZZNNLX EVZZNINX
FKZZNIVX . (et"o.)

«E

I~B~;t''''tl=:&tfitu:c~g7''7•. -:-:_:_~_3_~_Y_X----------------------------+-«-.---1(
-:'t:t,

NOTAMN
(series and numberlyear)

A0068!03 A0062!03
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NOTAM replacing a previous ,NOTAM NOTAMR ..............................................................................


(series and numberfyear) (senes and numbertyear of NOTAM to be replaced)

NOTAMC ............................................................................. .
(series and number/year) (senes and ~umberlyear of NOTAM to be cancelled) "'.
; Qualifiers

lower Upper
"FIR ;Uniit limit c~iOates;:Radius

Identification of ICAD location Indicator In which the facUitY. airspace


'or condition reported on is located ' A) fKVG
Period' of Validity

--
From (dattrtime group) B) 0 3 0 5 0 8 2 3 0 0 --+
To (PERM or date-time group) EST' «.
C) 0 3 0 5 0 9 0 1 0 0
Time Schedule (if appliCable), D) --+
, «5
"
Text of NOTAMi Plaln-Language Entry (using ICAD AbbrevlaUons)

E) AV CLSV F01I. ~1AINT

,lower Limit F)

Upper Limit G)
o$ignature

*Delete as appropriate

Figure 6-A-3. Example I of. completed NOTAM Format

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Priority Indicator

Address

NTTOYNYX
GG
CYZZNBBX
WMKKYNYX ... (et"o.)
KDZZNOKX. LFZZNNMX
-
- «.
Date and time of filing 301203
Originator's Indicator 1\JAAYNYX « .(
Message Series, Number and Identifier

A0703/03
NOTAM containing new information ........................................... NOTAMN
(series and numberJyear)
NOTAM replacing a previous NOTAM ........................................... NOTAMR .....................•...................................•.........................
(series and numberfyear) (series and numberlyear of NOTAM to be replaced)

NpTAM canceIHng a previous NOTAM ........................... ............. NOTAMC ..... ........... .............................................................. «.
(series and numberlyear) (series and number!year of NOTAM to be cancelled)

Qualtflers
,
Lower Upper
FIR NOTAMCode Traffic Purpos~ Scope limit Limit' Coordinates. Radius

Q)RIJI*V QI~L V/viI V~ V010 oV 0161 SV 4 *1 8 INI*10 41*1*10


-
LlwV Vi «.
Identification of ICAO location indicator in which the facility. airspace
or condition reported on is located A) 1\JTG

_. -
'Period of Validity

From (date-time group) B) 0 3 0 S 3 1 1 9 3 0


6S+" «.
To (PERM or date-tlme group) C) 0 3 0 6 2 9 0 9 3 0
Time Schedule (if applicable) D) MAY 31.JUN 06 07 13 14 20 2127281930-0930 «.
Text of NOTAM; Plaln-Language Entry (using ICAO Abbreviations)

E) HOT AIR BALlOON fLT IN AREA 4300N14040E - 4240N14030E -


4236N14030E - 4236N140S4E - 4300N14040E VMC ONLY
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-
«.
LowerUmit F) SfC
UpperUmit G) 2000M AMSL ) «.
Signature

-Delete as appropriate

Figure 6-A-4. Example 2 of a completed NOTAM Format

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3. TRIGGER NOTAM remain valid for a period of 14 days after the effective date
of an amendment or supplement, Item C) must contain the
3.1 Trigger NOT AM are issued in the situations AIRAC effective date-time plus 14 days.
described in Figure 4-2 of Chapter 4 in accordance with
the same instructions as for any other NOT AM with the
Example:
following exceptions:
B) 0603161000 (AIRA C effective date-time)
C) 06Q3301000 (AIRAC effective date-time + l4 days)
3.1.1 Qualifiers (Item Q))

When the information published by an AIRAC AlP


NOTAMCODE Supplement has a duration that is shorter than 14 days,
Item C) of a trigger NOTAM must have the date and
The second and third letters (subject) must be selected time when the information published in the AlP
from the PANS-ABC (Doc 8400) and must never be the Supplement will expire.
letters XX. If there is no suitable selection, use FA for
aerodromes and AF for FIR. In the case of multiple
A trigger NOT AM is generally self-cancelling at the date-
subjects for the same aerodrome or FIR, the second and
time specified in Item C). In a case where the information
third letters must be selected according to the subject of
contained in an AIRAC AlP Supplement becomes invalid
highest operational importance.
before this date, the trigger NOT AM may be cancelled or
replaced if the AIRAC AlP Supplement remains valid for
The fourth and fifth letters (condition) must always con-
a short period.
tain the letters TT. This exclusive TT condition must be
used in trigger NOTAM regardless of the subject of
NOTAM code listed in the PANS-ABC.
3.1.3 Item E)
Note.- Condition "IT" may be used to retrieve
specific trigger NOTAM from any issuing NOF and can The text in Item E) should not exceed 300 characters and
also be used to include/exclude trigger NOTAM in/from must always start with the words "TRIGGER NOTAM"
PIB at a specific time before their effective dale. (followed, only in the case of an AlP Amendment, by the
abbreviation PERM), a reference number of the pub-
lished AIRAC AlP Amendment or AIRAC AlP
PURPOSE Supplement concerned, the effective and end· date of
validity (or the effective date only in the case of PERM)
As trigger NOTAM are issued relative only to information and a brief description of its content.
of operational significance, the qualifier PURPOSE must
relate to BO.
Note.- PERM or end· of validity is inserted in
Item E) to stress that the information published by the
SCOPE and TRAFFIC referenced AlP Amendment or AlP Supplement is of a
permanent nature or of planned dura/ion respectively
In the case of multiple subjects for the same aerodrome while the trigger NOTAM contains an end date as per
or FIR, and even though only the subject of highest Item C).
operational significance is listed in the NOT AM code,
the qualifiers SCOPE and TRAFFIC must be selected to
cover all SUbjects.
3.2 Trigger NOTAM relative to
AIRAC AlP Amendments
3. \.2 Items B) and C)
3.2.1 AlRAC AlP Amendments represent perma-
Trigger NOT AM must contain in Item B) the AIRAC nent operational changes to the AlP on a predefined
effective date-time of the AIRAC AlP Amendment or AIRAC effective date. The text in Item E) must include
AlRAC AlP Supplement. As trigger NOT AM must an indication that permanent changes are taking place.

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Appendix A_ NOTAM, SNOWTAM and ASHTAM 6-A-13

Example: AOl27/08 NOTAMN


Q) ESAAlQFALTIIVIBO/A/000/99915739N01217E005
Q) LOVV/QARTT/IIB01E12451999/4720N01330E999 A) ESGG B) 0804230000 C) 0805112359
A) LOVV E) REF AIRAC AlP SUP 14/08 WORK COMPLETED.
B) 0603161000 (AIRAC effective date-time) RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF AERODROME NO
C) 0603301000 (AIRAC effective date-time + 14 days) LONGER IN FORCE.
E) TRIGGER NOT AM - PERM AIRAC AlP AMDT
3/06 WEF 16MAR2006 IMPLEMENTATION OF
NEW ATS ROUTE UAI5
4. CHECKLIST OF NOT AM

Checklists are issued as NOT AMR and are completed as


3.3 Trigger NOT AM relative to follows:
AIRAC AlP Supplements
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3.3.1 A1RAC AlP Supplements represent tempor- Qualifiers in Item Q)


ary operational changes of long duration (three months
or longer) or operational changes of short duration con- FIR
taining extensive text or graphics. the FIR indicator; or

the State indicator letter(s) followed by XX, or


Example: XXX if there is more than one FIR in a State;
or
A0034/06 NOT AMN
Q) ESMMlQFATTIIVIBO/A/000/9991 the State indicator of the issuing NOF followed
5739NOl217E005 by XX, or XXX if publishing for FIR in
A) ESGG B) 0604131000 C) 0604271000 different States.
E) TRIGGER NOT AM - A1RAC AlP SUP 14/06 WEF
13APR2006 TIL 25MAY2006 USE OF AERODROME NOTAMCODE
RESTRICTED DUE TO MAJOR CONSTRUCTION
WORK. - the dedicated NOT AM Code QKKKK_

3.3.2 Generally, changes to a given AIRAC AlP TRAFFIC, PURPOSE and SCOPE
Supplement are announced by replacing it by another
A1RAC AlP Supplement and the normal rules for nigger - K = NOT AM is a checklist.
NOT AM apply. However changes of short duration, of
short notice or of temporary nature, such as short-notice Note.- The NOTAM code QKKKK and the qualifier K
notification of an earlier end of validity or notification of for TRAFFIC. PURPOSE and SCOPE are used to allow
the activation of information described in the AlP SUP, selective retrieval of the checklist. This also prevents the
are announced by normal NOT AM referring to the AlP checklist from appearing in the pre:flight information
SUP. bulletin (PIB)_

LOWERIUPPER
Examples:
- default values 000/999.
AOl15108 NOTAMN
Q) 'ESAAlQMDCHlIVIBOI A/000/9991 COORDINATES, RADIUS
5739NO 12 I 7E005
A) ESGG B) 0804120637 C) 0805112359 the geographical coordinates of the centre of
E) RWY 03/21 TORA 2800M. REF AlRAC AlP SUP the FIR(s) listed in Item A), followed by the
14/08. default radius 999.

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Item A) contains the list of the latest publications, in a


format suitable for manual processing only.
Item A) must contain the FIR or a list of all the FIRs to
which the checklist relates. Note 1.- Whenever the numbering of AlP
Amendments takes place on a yearly basis, a ref-
erence to the year of publication must be added to
Item B) the number.

The current checklist NOT AMR replaces the previous


Note 2.- Checklists must contain the numbers
checklist with immediate effect. Consequently Item B) is
of the NOT AM incorporated in a normal AlP
the issuing time of the checklist and supersedes the
Amendment or AlP Supplement until the time that
previous one immediately.
these NOTAM are cancelled by the publication of a
NOTAMC.
Item C)

The checklist is issued with an estimated validity of not Example:


more than one month. Item C) is indicated as one month
after the date of issue, followed by EST. (A003 7/03 NOT AMR AOO 16/03
Q) LlXX/QKKKK/K/KIK!OOO/999/43 23NO 1205E999
A) LlBB LlMM LlRR B) 0303310900
Item E) C) 0304300900EST
E) CHECKLIST
Item E) is divided into two sections: YEAR=200 I 0101 0232 0244 0288 0345 0511
YEAR=2002 0101 010403470601 065306740687
First section: YEAR=2003 0004 0006 0009 0010 001100120014
001800250027002900340035
begins with the keyword "CHECKLIST"; LATEST PUBLICATIONS
AIRAC AlP AMDT 004103 EFFECTIVE 20 APR 00
contains the list of the valid NOT AM numbers, AlP SUP 001/03
which have been promulgated in the same AlP AMDT413
series as the checklist, in a format suitable for AIC AOOII03
automatic and manual processing;
Differentiating between IFR or VFR publications (volumes)
Note 1.- The list must not contain the can be stated, if so required:
number of the replaced NOTAM checklist or its
own NOTAM checklist number.
AlP SUP VFR 001103
AlP SUP IFR 002/03
Note 2.- Each NOTAM number (always
AlRAC AlP AMDT IFR 004/03 EFFECTIVE 20 APR 03
four digits) is separated by a blank with no
other punctuation mark.

groups NOT AM by year, using the word Erroneous checklists


"YEAR" and the "=" sign, followed by the
four-digit year of publication without blanks When the publication of a checklist contains an error,
(e.g. YEAR=2002). the following procedures will apply:

Note.- Each indicator of a different year Error: A valid NOTAM number was not inserted in ihe
must start on a new line. checklist.

Second sec/ion: a) if the omitted NOTAM is in force, a NOTAMR


must be published replacing the omitted
- begins with the words ''LATEST PUBLICAnONS"; NOT AM with a new number;

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b) if the omitted NOTAM is not yet in force, a


NOTAMC and NOTAMN shall be issued.

Error: An invalid NOTAM number was erroneously


inserted in the checklist.

A revised checklist (NOTAMR replacing the


erroneous checklist) must be published without
the invalid NOT AM number (no correct version).

This procedure will allow for consistency of the data in


the databases of all recipients, whatever the method used
to process checklists.

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SNOWTAM FORMAT

(PRIORITY I (ADDRESSES) «.
(COM INDICATOR)
heading)
(DATE AND TIME (ORIGINATOR'S «:;;;
OF FILING) INDICATOR)

(Allbrew!1ed (SWAN SERIAL NUMBER) (LOCAnON INDICATOR) DATE-TIME OF OBSERVATION (OPTIONIAL GROUP)
heading)
slw!·I·1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I «. (
SNOWTAM I· (Serial number) ----+ I
(AERODROME LOCATION INDICATOR) A) ----+
(DATE-TIME OF OBSERVATION (TIme of completion of measurement in UTe) B) ----+
(RUNWAY DESIGNATORS) C) ----+
(CLEARED RUNWAY LENGTH, IF LESS THAN PUBLISHED LENGTH (m)) D) ----+
(CLEARED RUNWAY WIDTH, IF LESS THAN PUBLISHED WIDTH (m; if offset left or right of centre line add ~L ~
or aWl) E) ----+
(DEPOSITS OVER TOTAL RUNWAY LENGTH F)
(Observed on each third of the runway, starling from threshold having the lower runway designation number)
NIL - CLEAR AND DRY
1 - DAMP
2 - WET or water patches
3 - RIME OR FROST COVERED (depth normaffy lass than 1 mm)
4 - DRY SNOW
5 - WET SNOW
6 - SLUSH
7 - ICE
8 - COMPACTED OR ROLLED SNOW
9 - FROZEN RUTS OR RIDGES) ----+
(MEAN DEPTH (mm) FOR EACH THIRD OF TOTAL RUNWAY LENGTH) G) ----+
(FRICTION MEASUREMENTS ON EACH THIRD OF RUNWAY AND FRICTION MEASURING DEVICE H)
MEASURED OR CALCULATED COEFFICIENT or ESTIMATED SURFACE FRICTION
0.40 and above GOOD - 5
0.39 to 0.36 MEDIUM/GOOD - 4
0.35 to 0.30 MEDIUM 3 -
0.29 to 0.26 MEDIUMIPOOR 2 -
0.25 and below POOR - 1
9 - unreliable UNRELIABLE - 9
(When quoting 8 measured coefficient, use the observ9d two figures, followed by the abbreviation of the friction
measuring device used. When quoting an estimate, use single dNJit) ----+
(CRITICAL SNOWBANKS (If present, msert height (cm)ldistance from the edge of runway (m) followed by ~L ~ ~R"
or ·LW if applicable)
J) ----+
(RUNWAY LIGHTS (If obscured, insert ~ES~ followed by "L·, "War both "LW if applicable) K) ----+
(FURTHER CLEARANCE (If planned, insert length (m)/width (m) to be cleared or If to full dimensions, insert
"TOTAL?)
L) ----+
(FURTHER CLEARANCE EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY , " (UTe)) M) ----+
(TAXIWAY (If no appropriate taxiway is available, insert "NO" N) ----+
(TAXIWAY SNOWBANKS (If more than 60 cm, insert "YES" followed by distance apart, m) P) ----+
(APRON (If unusable insert "NOi) R) ----+
(NEXT PLANNED OBSERVATION/MEASUREMENT IS FOR) (monthlday/hour in UTC) S) ----+
(PLAIN·LANGUAGE REMARKS (Including contaminant coverage and other operationally Significant infoTmation,
T) ) «5
e.g. sandmg, de-iCing)
NOTES' 1. 'Enter ICAO nationality letters as given in ICAO Doc 7910, Part 2.
2. Informabon on other runways, repeat from C to P.
3. Words In brackets ( ) not to be transmitted.

SIGNATURE OF ORIGINATOR (nol (or transmission)

Figure 6-A-S SNOWTAM Format

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE SNOWT AM FORMAT

I. General AA = geographical designator for States, e.g. LF =


FRANCE, EG = United Kingdom (see Location
a) When reporting on two or three runways, repeat Indicators (Doc 7910), Part 2, Index to National-
Items C to P inclusive. ity Letters for Location Indicators);

b) Items, together with their indicator, must be dropped iiii = SNOWTAM serial number in a four-figure
completely where no information is to be included. group;

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c) Metric units must be used and the unit of measurement CCCC = four-letter location indicator of the aero-
not reported. drome to which the SNOWTAM refers (see
Location Indicators (Doc 7910»;
d) The maximum validity of SNOW TAM is 24 hours.
New SNOWTAM must be issued whenever there MMYYGGgg = date-time of observation/measure-
is a significant change in conditions. The fol- ment, whereby:
lowing changes relating to runway conditions are MM = month, e.g. January = 01,
considered as significant: December = 12
YY = day of the month
1) a change in the coefficient of friction of about GGgg = time in hours (GG) and
0.05; minutes (gg) UTC;

2) changes in depth of deposit greater than the (BBB) = optional group for:
following: 20 mm for dry snow, 10 mm for wet Correction to SNOWTAM message previously
snow, 3 mm for slush; disseminated with the same serial number =
COR.
3) a change in the available length or width of a
runway of 10 per cent or more; Note.- Brackets in (BBB) are used to indicate
that this group is optional.
4) any change in the type of deposit or extent of
coverage which requires reclassification in Example:
Items For T of the SNOWTAM;
Abbreviated heading of SNOWTAM No. 149 from
5) when critical snow banks exist on one or both Zurich, measurement/observation of 7 November at
sides of the runway, any change in the height or 0620UTC:
distance from centre line;
SWLSOl49 LSZH 11070620
6) any change in the conspicuity of runway lighting
caused by obscuring of the lights;
2. Item A
7) any. other conditions known to be significant
according to experience or local circumstances. Aerodrome location indicator (four-letter location
indicator).
e) The abbreviated heading "TTAAiiii CCCC
MMYVGGgg (BBB)" is included to facilitate the
automatic processing of SNOWTAM messages in 3. Item B
computer data banks. The explanation of these
symbols is: Eight-figure date-time group - giving time of obser-
vation as month, day, hour and minute in UTC; this item
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4. Item C coefficient (two digits) or, if not available, estimated


surface friction (single digit) in the order from the
Lower runway designator number. threshold having the lower runway designation number.
Insert a code 9 when surface conditions or available fric-
tion measuring device do not pennit a reliable surface
friction measurement to be made. Use the following
5. Item D
abbreviations to indicate the type of friction measuring
device used:
Cleared runway length in metres, if less than published
length (see Item T on reporting on part of runway not
BRD Brakemeter-Dynometer
cleared).
GRT Grip'tester
MUM Mumeter
RFT Runway friction tester
6. Item E SFH Surface friction tester (high-pressure tire)
SFL Surface friction tester (low-pressure tire)
Cleared runway width in metres, if less than published SKH Skiddometer (high-pressure tire)
width; if offset left or right of eenlre line, add "L" or SKL Skiddometer (low-pressure tire)
"R", as viewed from the threshold having the lower TAP Tapley meter
runway designation number.
If other equipment is used, specify in plain language.

7. Item F
10. Item J
Deposit over total runway length as explained in
SNOWTAM Format. Suitable combinations of these Critical snowbanks. If present insert height in centi-
numbers may be used to indicate varying conditions over metres and distance from edge of runway in metres,
runway segments. If more than one deposit is present on followed by left ("L") or right ("R") side or both sides
the same portion of the runway, they should be reported ("LR"), as viewed from the threshold having the lower
in sequence from the top to the bottom. Drifts, depths of runway designation number.
deposit appreciably greater than the average values or
other significant characteristics of the deposits may be
reported under Item T in plain language.
11. Item K
Note.- Definitions for the various types of snow
are given at the end of this Appendix. If runway lights are obscured, insert "YES" followed by
"L", UR" or both "LR", as viewed from the threshold
having the lower runway designation number.
8. Item G

Mean depth in millimetres deposit for each third of total


runway length, or "XX" if not measurable or oper- 12. Item L
ationally not significant; the assessment to be made to an
accuracy of 20 mm for dry snow, 10 mm for wet snow When further clearance will be undertaken, enter length
and width of runway or "TOTAL" if runway will be
and 3 mm for slush.
cleared to full dimensions.

9. Item H
13. Item M
Friction measurements on each third of the runway and
friction measuring device. Measured or calculated Enter the anticipated time of completion in UTe.

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14. Item N EXAMPLE OF COMPLETED


SNOWTAM FORMAT
The code for Item F may be used to describe taxiway
conditions; enter "NO" if no taxiways serving the GG EHAMZQZX EDDFZQZX EKCHZQZX
associated runway are available. 070645 LSZHYNYX
SWLSOl49 LSZH 11070620
(SNOWTAM 0149
A) LSZH B) 11070620 C) 02 D) ... P)
15. Item P C) 09 D) ... P)
C) 12 D) ... P)
If applicable, enter "YES" followed by the lateral distance R) NO S) 11070920 T) DEICING)
in metres.

Definitions of the various types of snow

16. Item R Slush. Water-saturated snow which with a heel-and-toe


slap-down motion against the ground will be
The code for Item F may be used to describe apron displaced with a splatter; specific gravity: 0.5 up to
conditions; enter "NO" if the apron is unusable. 0.8.

Note. - Combinations of ice. snow and/or standing


water may. especially when rain. rain and snow, or snow
17. Item S is falling. produce substances with specific gravities in
excess of O.B. These substances. due to their high water/
Enter the anticipated time of next observation/measurement ice content, will have a transparent rather than a cloudy
inUTC. appearance and. at the higher specific gravities. will be
readily distinguishable from slush.

Snow (on the ground)


18. Item T
a) Dry snow. Snow which can be blown if loose
Describe in plain language any operationally significant or, if compacted by hand, will fall apart again
information but always report on length of uncleared upon release; specific gravity: up to but not
runway (Item D) and extent of runway contamination including 0.35.
(Item F) for each third of the runway (if appropriate) in
accordance with the following scale: b) Wet snow. Snow which, if compacted by hand,
will stick together and tend to or form a
Runway contamination - 10% - if less than 10% of snowball; specific gravity: 0.35 up to but not
runway contaminated including 0.5.
Runway contamination - 25% - if 11-25% of runway
contaminated c) Compacted snow. Snow which has been com-
Runway contamination - 50% - if 26-50% of runway pressed into a solid mass that resists further
contaminated compression and will hold together or break up
Runway contamination - 100% - if 51-100% of into lumps if picked up; specific gravity: 0.5
runway contaminated. and over.
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ASHT AM FORMAT

(COM
(PRIORITY
INDICATOR)
I (ADDRESSEE INDICATOR(S))'

heading)
(DATE AND TIME (ORIGINATOR'S
OF FILING) INDICATOR)

(VA·' SERIAL NUMBER) (LOCATION DATE-TIME OF ISSUANCE (OPTIONAL GROUP)


(Abbreviated INDICATOR)
heading)
VIAI·'I·'II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I

ASHTAM (SERIAL NUMBER)


I I

(FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION AFFECTED) A)

(DATE-TIME (UTC) OF ERUPTION) B)

(VOLCANO NAME AND NUMBER) . C)

(VOLCANO LATITUDE/LONGITUDE OR VOLCANO RADIAL AND DISTANCE FROM NAVAl D) D)

(VOLCANO LEVEL OF ALERT COLOUR CODE, INCLUDING ANY PRIOR LEVEL OF ALERT COLOUR CODE)' E)

(EXISTENCE AND HORIZONTALNERTICAL EXTENT OF VOLCANIC ASH CLOUD)' F)

(DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT OF ASH CLOUD)' G)

(AIR ROUTES OR PORTIONS OF AIR ROUTES AND FLIGHT LEVELS AFFECTED) H)

(CLOSURE OF AIRSPACE AND/OR AIR ROUTES OR PORTIONS OF AIR ROUTES, AND ALTERNATIVE AIR
ROUTES AVAILABLE) I)

(SOURCE OF INFORMATION) J)

(PLAIN-LANGUAGE REMARKS) K)

NOTES:
1. See Handbook on the International Ai/Ways Volcano Watch (IA VW) (Doc 9766).
2. *Enter ICAO nationality letter as given in ICAO Doc 7910, Part 2.
3. See paragraph 3,5 below.
4. Advice on the existence, extent and movement of volcanic ash cloud G) and H) may be obtained from the Volcanic Ash Advisory
Centre(s) responsible for the FIR concerned.
5. Item titles in brackets ( ) not to be transmitted.

SIGNATURE OF ORIGINATOR (not for transmission)

Figure 6-A-6 ASHTAM Format

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE ASHTAM FORMAT

1. General AA = geographical designator for States, e.g. NZ = New


Zealand (see Location Indicators (Doc 7910), Part 2,
1.1 The ASHT AM provides infonnation on the Index to Nationality Letters for Location Indicators);
status of activity of a volcano when a change in its
activity is, or is expected to be, of operational signifi- iiii = ASHT AM serial number in a four-figure group;
cance. This information is provided using the volcano
level of alert colour code given in 3.5 below.
CCCC = four-letter location indicator of the flight infor-
mation region concerned (see Location Indicators
1.2 In the event of a volcanic eruption producing
(Doc 7910), Part 5, Addresses of Centres in Charge
ash cloud of operational significance, the ASHTAM also
ofFIR/UIR);
provides information on the location, extent and move-
ment of the ash cloud and the air routes and flight levels
affected. MMYVGGgg = date-time of report, whereby:
MM = month, e.g. January = 0 I, December = 12
YY = day of the month
1.3 Issuance of an ASHT AM giving infonnation
on a volcanic eruption, in accordance with section 3 GGgg = time in hours (GG) and minutes (gg) UTC;
below, should not be delayed until complete infonnation
A) to K) is available but should be issued immediately (BBB) = Optional group for correction to an ASHTAM
following receipt of notification that an eruption has message previously disseminated with the saroe
occurred or is expected to occur, or a change in the serial number = COR.
status of activity of a volcano of operational significance
has occllrred or is expected to occur, or an ash cloud is Note.- Brackets in (BBB) are used to indicate that
reported. In the case of an expected eruption, and hence this group is optional.
no ash cloud evident at that time, items A) to E) should
be completed and items F) to I) indicated as "not appli-
cable". Similarly, if a volcanic ash cloud is reported, e.g. Example:
by special air-report, but the source volcano is not
known at that time, the ASHTAM should be issued Abbreviated heading of ASHTAM for Auckland Oceanic
initially with items A) to E) indicated as "unknown" and FIR, report on 7 November at 0620 UTC:
items F) to K) completed, as necessary, based on the
special air-report, pending receipt of further information. VANZOOO I NZZO 11070620
In other circumstances, if information for a specific field
A) to K) is not available indicate "NIL".

1.4 The maximum period of validity of ASHTAM


3. Content of ASHTAM
is 24 hours. New ASHT AM must be issued whenever
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there is a change in the level of alert.


3.1 Item A - Flight information region affected,
plain-language equivalent of the location indicator given
in the abbreviated heading, in this exarople "Auckland
Oceanic FIR".
2. Abbreviated heading

Following the usual AFTN communications header, the 3.2 Item B - Date and time (UTC) of first
abbreviated heading "TT AAiiii CCCC MMYYGGgg eruption.
(BBB)" is included to facilitate the automatic processing
of ASHTAM messages in computer data banks. The 3.3 Item C - Name of volcano, and number of
explanation of these symbols is: volcano as listed in the ICAO Manual on Volcanic Ash,
Radioactive Material and Toxic Chemical Clouds
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Volcanoes and Principal Aeronautical Features. If an based on advice from the responsible meteorological
ASHT AM has to be created for a volcano not listed in watch office and/or volcanic ash advisory centre.
lCAO Doc 9691, the "existence" of the volcano must be
promulgated by NOTAM with Item C) containing the 3.7 Item G - Indicate forecast direction of
abbreviation PERM. movement of the ash cloud at selected levels based on
advice from the responsible meteorological watch office
3.4 Item D - Latitude/Longitude of the volcano and/or volcanic ash advisory centre.
in whole degrees or radial and distance of volcano from
NAV AID (as listed in the lCAO Manual on Volcanic 3.8 Item H - Indicate air routes and portions of air
Ash. Radioactive Material and Toxic Chemical Clouds routes and flight levels affected, or expected to become
(Doc 9691), Appendix F, and on the World Map of affected.
Volcanoes and Principal Aeronautical Features).
3.9 Item 1- Indicate closure of airspace, air routes
or portions of air routes, and availability of alternative
3.5 Item E - Colour code for level of alert
routes.
indicating volcanic activity, including any previous level
of alert colour code as shown in Figure 6-A-7. 3.10 Item J - Source of the information, e.g.
"special air-report" or "vulcanological agency", etc. The
3.6 Item F - If volcanic ash cloud of operational source of information should always be indicated, whether
significance is reported, indicate the horizontal extent an eruption has actually occurred or ash cloud reported, or
and base/top of the ash cloud using latitude/longitude (in not.
whole degrees) and altitudes in thousands of metres
(feet) and/or radial and distance from source volcano. 3.11 Item K - Include in plain language any
Information initially may be based only on special air- operationally significant information additional to the
report, but subsequent information may be more detailed foregoing.

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Level of
alert colour
code Status of activity of volcano

RED Volcanic eruption in progress. Ash plume/cloud reported above FL


ALERT 250.

or

Volcano dangerous, eruption likely, with ash plume/cloud expected to


rise above FL 250.

ORANGE Volcanic eruption in progress but ash plume/cloud not reaching nor
ALERT expected to reach FL 250. .

or

Volcano dangerous, eruption likely but ash plume/cloud not expected


to reach FL 250.

YELLOW Volcano known to be active from time to time and volcanic activity has
ALERT recently increased significantly, volcano not currently considered
dangerous but caution should be exercised.

or

(After an eruption, i.e. change in alert to yellow from red or orange.)


Volcanic activity has decreased significantly, volcano not currently
considered dangerous but caution should be exercised.

GREEN Volcanic activity considered to have ceased and volcano reverted to its
ALERT normal state.

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volcano and any change from a previous status of activity should be provided to the area
control centre by the responsible vulcanological agency in the State concerned, e.g. "RED
ALERT FOLLOWING YELLOW" OR "GREEN ALERT FOLLOWING ORANGE".

Figure 6-A-7. Colour code for level of alert

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NOTAM Selection Criteria

1. THE NOT AM CODE V or IV. An indication of IV in tire NSC means that


either I or V or IV may be used depending on NOT AM
1.1 The NOTAM Code is a comprehensive content.
description of information contained in NOT AM.
NOT AM Code groups contain a total of five letters, the
first letter of which is always Q. The second and third 2.2 Purpose
letters identifY the subject, and the fourth and fifth letters
denote the status of the subject reported on. These codes N NOT AM selected for immediate attention
and their significations are found in the Procedures for of aircraft operators
Air Navigation Services - Abbreviations and Codes B NOT AM selected for PIB entry
(PANS-ABC, Doc 8400). The most commonly used a NOT AM concerning flight operations
NOT AM Code groups and their respective relation to M Miscellaneous NOT AM; not subject for a
the qualifiers Traffic, Purpose and Scope are presented briefing, but available on request
in the NOT AM Selection Criteria tables below. K NOT AM is a checklist.

1.2 The following fourth and fifth letters should Depending on the NOT AM subject and content, the field
not be used and another code should be found instead: for the qualifier Purpose may contain the qualifiers K, M,
B,BOorNBO.
AC,AF,AX,CO,CP,HH,HJ,HK,HQ,HT,HU,
LA, LD, LE, LK.
2.3 Scope
1.3
The following fourth and fifth letters are not
listed in the NSC because they correspond to conditions A Aerodrome
normally communicated by means ofSNOWTAM: E En-route
W NavWarning
HA, HB, HC, HD, HE, HF, HI, HL, HN, HO, HP, K NOT AM is a checklist.
HS, HY,HZ.
Depending on the NOT AM subject and content, the field
for the qualifier Scope may contain combined qualifiers.
2. QUALIFIERS TRAFFIC, For instance, radio aids may be both "A" and "E", serving
PURPOSE AND SCOPE a dual purpose as en-route and aerodrome aids.

2.1 Traffic
3. Trigger NOTAM
1= IFR
V=VFR The fourth and fifth letters of the NOT AM Code of a
K = NOT AM is a checklist. trigger NOTAM must always be "TT". The second and
third letters are selected from Doc 8400 and must never
Depending on the NOT AM subject and content, the field be "XX". The qualifier Purpose is always BO since it
for the qualifier Traffic may contain the qualifiers K, I, relates to AIRAC publication.

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INDEX OF CATEGORIES OF THE NOT AM CODE BASED ON THE SECOND LETIER

AGA - LIGHTING FACILITIES (L) ................................................................................................................... 6-B-3

AGA - MOVEMENT AND LANDING AREA (M) .......................................................................................... 6-B-13

AGA - FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F) ........................................................................................................ 6-B-24

CNS - COMMUNICATIONS AND SURVEILLANCE FACILITIES (C) ....................................................... 6-B-34

CNS - INSTRUMENT AND MICROWAVE LANDING SYSTEMS (I) ......................................................... 6-B-40

CNS - GNSS SERVICES (G) .............................................................................................................. :.............. 6-B-47

CNS - TERMINAL AND EN-ROUTE NAVIGATION FACILITIES (N) ....................................................... 6-B-48

ATM - AIRSP ACE ORGANIZATION (A) ................................................................................................. :..... 6-B-56

ATM - AIR TRAFFIC AND VOLMET SERVICES (S) ................................................................................... 6-B-64

ATM - AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURES (P) ....................................................................................................... 6-B-71

NAVIGATION WARNINGS - AIRSPACE RESTRICTIONS (R) ................................................................... 6-B-78

NAVIGATION WARNINGS - WARNINGS (W) ............................................................................................ 6-B-82

OTHER INFORMATION, (0) .............................................................................................................................. 6-B-87

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Approach lighting system (specify runway and type) LA Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available on request AR x x x x x
Unserviceable AS x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Downgraded to ... (specify) CG x x x x x
Installed CS x x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Aerodrome beacon LB Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Runway centre line lights (specify runway) LC Traffic Purpcse
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x

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Plain language XX
- L

SECOND AND THIRD LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Landing direction indicator lights LD Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable , AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
,
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Runway edge lights (specify runway) LE Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Sequenced Hashing lights (specify runway) LF Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x ·x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Pilot-controlled lighting LG Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Changed CH x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


High intensity runway lights (specify runway) LH Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX
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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Runway end Identifier lights (specify runway) LI Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Runway alignment indicator lights (specify runway) LJ Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Category II components of approach lighting system (specify runway) LK Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AN!> THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Low intensity runway lights (specify runway) LL Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Trigger IT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Medium intensity runway lights (specify runway) LM Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Trigger IT x x x
Plain language XX
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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Precision approach path indicator (PAPI) (specify runway) LP Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AD
Available on request AR x x x x
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
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Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


All landing area lighting facilities LR Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B D M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AD
Unserviceable AS x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Siopway lights (specify runway) LS Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
Plain .Ianguage XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Threshold lights (specify runway) LT Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION COOE Scope: A


Helicopter approach path indicator LU Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available on request AR x x x x x
Unserviceable AS x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECONO ANO THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Visual approach slope indicator system (specify type and runway) LV Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available on request AR x x x x
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX
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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Heliport lighting LW Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available on request AR x x x
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Taxiway centre line lights (specify taxiway) LX Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Taxiway edge lights (specify taxiway) LY Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Runway touchdown zone lights (specify runway) LZ Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Trigger TT x x x
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CATEGORY: AGA - MOVEMENT AND LANDING AREA (M)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Movement area MA Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x x
Closed LC x x x x x
Unserviceable for aircraft heavier than ... (specify) LH x x x x x
Aircraft restricted to runways and taxiways LR x x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Bearing strength (specify part of landing area or movement area) MB Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Completed CC
Changed CH x x x x
Cancelled CN
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX
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Clearway (specify runway) MC Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x
Operating but caution advised due to ... (specify) LX x x
Plain language xi<

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Declared distances (specify runway) MD Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Completed CC
Changed CH x x x x x
Cancelled CN
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Taxiing guidance system MG Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed 'CC
Cancelied CN
Instalied CS x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Pla;n language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Runway arresting gear (specify runway) MH Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK

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Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed . CC
Cancelied CN
Instalied CS x x x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Parking area MK Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x x x
Available on request AR x x x x
Cancelled CN
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x x
Closed LC x x x x
Unserviceable for aircraft heavier than ... (specify) LH x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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Daylight markings (specify threshold, centre line, etc.) MM Traffic Purpcse
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Apron MN Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x x x
Closed LC x x x x x
Unserviceable for aircraft heavier than ... (specify) LH x x x x x
Aircraft restricted to runways and taxiways LR x x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


. Stopbar (specify taxiway) MO Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Available for daytight operation AD x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Available for night operation AN x x x
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Operational AO
Available on request AR x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Realigned CL x x x
Installed CS x x x
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x x
Closed LC x x x
Unserviceable for aircraft heavier than ... (specify) LH x x x
Usable for length of ... and width of ... (specify) LL x x x
Closed to all night operations LN x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Aircraft stands (specify) MP Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available. prior permission required AP x x x x
Available on requ'est AR x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x x
Closed LC x x x x
Unserviceable for aircraft heavier than . . . (speCify) LH x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX
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CATEGORY: AGA- MOVEMENT AND LANDING AREA (M)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Runway (specify runway) MR Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I 'V N B 0 M
Available for daylight operation AD x x x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Military operations only AM x x x x x
Available for mght operation AN x x x x x
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x x x x
Available on request AR x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Realigned CL x x x x x
Displaced CM x x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x x
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x x x x
Concentration of birds HX x x x x x
Reserved for aircraft based therein LB x x x x x
Closed LC x x x x x
Unserviceable for aircraft heavier than ... (specify) LH x x x x x
--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

Closed to IFR operations LI x x x x


Usable for length of ... and width of ... (specify) LL x x x x x
Closed to all night operations LN x x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x x
Closed to VFR operations LV x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: AGA - MOVEMENT AND LANDING AREA (M)

SECOND AND THIRD LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Stopway (specify runway) MS Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
Work completed HV
Work. in progress HW x x x x
Closed LC x x x x
Unserviceable for aircraft heavier than ... (specify) LH x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x
Trigger TI x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Threshold (specify runway) MT Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Completed CC
Displaced CM x x x x x
Cancelled CN
Trigger TI x x x x
--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: AGA- MOVE;MENT AND LANDING AREA (M)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Runway turning bay (specify runway) MU Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x x
Closed LC x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Strip/shoulder (specify runway) MW Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Re.sumed normal operation AK
Operati.... e (or re-operative subject to previously published limitationsiconditions) AL

--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---
Operational AO
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x x
Closed LC x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Taxiway (specify) MX Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Available for daylight operation AD x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Available for night operation AN x x x
Operational AO
Available on request AR x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Realigned CL x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x x
Closed LC x x x

--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---
Unserviceable for aircraft heavier than ... (specify) LH x x x
Usable for length of ... and width of ... (specify) LL x x x
Closed to all night operations LN x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
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CATEGORY: AGA- MOVEMENT AND LANDING AREA (M)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Rapid exit taxiway (specify) MY Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Available for daylight operation AD x x x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Mltltary operations only AM x x x x x
Available for night operation AN x x x x x
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x x x x
Available on request AR x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Realigned CL x x x x x
Displaced CM x x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x x
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x x x x
Concentration of birds HX x x x x x
Reserved for aircraft based therein LB x x x x x
Closed LC x x x x x
Unserviceable for aircraft heavier than ... (specify) LH x x x x x
Closed to IFR operations LI x x x x
. Usable for length of ... and Width of ... (specify) LL x x x x x
Closed to all night operations LN x x x x x
--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x x


Closed to VFR operations LV x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: AGA - FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Aerodrome FA Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Available for daylight operation AD x x x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Military operations only AM x x x x x

--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---
Available for night operation AN x x x x x
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x x x x
Available on request AR x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x x
Grass cutting· HG x x x
Work completed HV
Work In progress HW x x x x x
Concentration of birds HX x x x x x
Reserved for aircraft based therein LB x x x x x
Closed LC x x x x x
Unserviceable for aircraft heavier than ... (specify) LH x x x x x
Closed to IFR operations LI x x x x
Closed to all night operations LN x x x x x
Aircraft restricted to runways and taxiways LR x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x x
Closed to VFR operations LV x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
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CATEGORY: AGA - FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F)

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Friction measuring device (specify type) FB Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

Cancelied CN
Instalied CS x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Ceiling measurement equipment FC Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B O· M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelied CN
Instalied CS x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: AGA - FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F)

SECOND AND THIRD LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Docking system (specify AGNIS, BOLDS, etc.) FD Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x
Available on request AR x x
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
Limited to . .. (specify) LT x x
Plain language XX
--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

SECOND AND THIRD LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Oxygen (specify type) FE Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available. prior permission required AP x x x x x
Available on request AR x x x x x
Not available (specify reason if approp'riate) AU x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x x
Reserved for aircraft based therein LB x x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x x
Trigger TI x x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: AGA- FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Firefighting and rescue FF Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available on request AR x x x x x
Unserviceable AS x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Downgraded to ... (specify) CG x x x x x
Changed CH x x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Ground movement control FG Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Available for daylight operation AD x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

Available for night operation AN x x x


Operational AO
Available on request AR x x x
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Identification or radio call Sign changed to ... (speCify) CI x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: AGA - FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Helicopter alighting arealplatiorm FH Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Available for daylight operation AD x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operalive (or re-operalive subject to previously published limitalions/conditions) AL
Military operations only AM x x x
Available for night operation AN x x x
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x x
Available on request AR x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x'
--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

Completed CC
Idenlification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x
Displaced CM x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Work completed HV
Work In progress HW x x x
Concentration of birds HX x x x
Reserved for aircraft based therein LB x x x
Closed LC x x x .
Closed to IFR operations LI x x
Closed to all night operations LN x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Closed to VFR operations LV x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: AGA - FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F)

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Aircraft de-icing (specify) FI Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (speCify) AH x x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available. prior permission required AP x x x x x
Available on request AR x x x x x
Not available (specify reason if appropriate) AU x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x x
Reserved for aircraft based therein LB x x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Oils (specify type) FJ Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (speCify) AH x x x x x
Resumed nennal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x x x x
Available on request AR x x x x x
Not available (specify reason if appropriate) AU x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN

--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---
Installed CS x x x x x
Reserved for aircraft based therein LB x x x x x
Limited to .... (specify) LT x x x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: AGA - FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F)

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Landing direction indicator FL Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
. Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Displaced CM x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Meteorological service (specify type) FM Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available on request AR x x x x
Not available (specify reason if appropriate) AU x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
Closed LC x x x x
Ljmited to ... (specify) LT x x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

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CATEGORY: AGA - FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Fog dispersal system FO Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available on request AR x x
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
x x
--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

Trigger TT x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Heliport FP Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Available for da~ight operation AD x x x
Hours of selViee are now ... (specIfy) AH x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Military operations only AM x x x
Available for night operation AN x x x
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x x
Available on request AR x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Work completed HV
Work in progress HW x x x
Concentration of birds HX x x x
Reserved for aircraft based therein LB x x x
Closed LC x x x
Closed to IFR operations LI x x
Closed to all night operations LN x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Closed to VFR operations LV x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: AGA - FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F)

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Snow removal equipment FS Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available on request AR x x x
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A

--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---
Transmissometer (specify runway and, where applicable, designator(s) or
FT Traffic Purpose
transmissometer(s) )
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
Trigger IT x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: AGA- FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Fuel availability FU Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x x x x
Available on request AR x x x x x
Not available (specify reason if appropriate) AU x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x x
Reserved for aircraft based therein LB x ·x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Wind direction indicator FW Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Displaced CM x x
Cancelled CN

--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---
Installed CS x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: AGA - FACILITIES AND SERVICES (F)

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Customs/immigration FZ Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B a M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x oX x x x
Available on request AR x x x x x
Not available (specify reason if appropriate) AU x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x x
Reserved for aircraft based therein LB x x x x x
Limited to 0 0 0 (specify) LT x x x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

CATEGORY: CNS - COMMUNICATIONS AND SURVEILLANCE FACILITIES (C)

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


Air/ground facility (specify service and frequency) CA Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B a M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to 0 0 0 (specify) CF x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to 0 0 0 (specify) CI x x x
Temporarily replaced by 0 0 0 (specify) CR x x x
tnstalled CS x x x
Cancelled CN
--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

Interference from 0 0 0 (specify) LF x x x


Subject to interruption LS x x x
Limited to 0 0 • (specify) LT x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: CNS - COMMUNICATIONS AND SURVEILLANCE FACILITIES (C)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


Automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast (details) CB Traffic . Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now . .. (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Cancelled CN
Temporarily replaced by . .. (specify) CR x x x x
Installed CS x x x x
Interference from ... (specify) LF x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


Automatic dependent surveillance - contract (details) CC Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now . .. (speCify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Cancelled CN
Temporarily replaced by ... (specify) CR x x x x
Installed CS x x x x
Interference from ... (specify) LF x x x x
Subject to mterruption LS x x x x
Limited to ... (speCify) LT x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: CNS - COMMUNICATIONS AND SURVEILLANCE FACILITIES (C)

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


Controller-pilot data link communications (specify application) CD Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Cancelled CN
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Temporarily replaced by ... (specify) CR x x x x


Installed CS x x x x
Interference from ... (specify) LF x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: E


En-route surveillance radar CE Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x
Cancelled CN
Temporarily replaced by ... (specify) CR x x
Installed CS x x
On test, do not use CT x x
Interference from ... (specify) LF x x
Subject to interruption LS x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x
Trigger IT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Ground controlled approach system (GCA) CG Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now . .. (specify) AH x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x x
Available on request AR x x x
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: E


Selective calling system (SELCAL) CL Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
On test, do not use CT x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Surface movement radar CM Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Precision approach radar (PAR) (specify runway) CP Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditio'ns) AL
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x x
Available on request AR x x x
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x
Cancelled CN
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x
Installed CS x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Trigger IT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Surveillance radar element of precision approach radar system (specify CR Traffic Purpose
wavelength)
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now . .. (specify) AH x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Available, prior permission required AP x x
Available on request AR x x
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x
Cancelled CN
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x
Installed CS x x
On test, do not use CT x x
Subject to interruption LS x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x
Trigger TT x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


SecondarY surveillance radar (SSR) CS Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B .0 M
Hours of service are now . .. (specify) AH x x
Resumed normal operation AK
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Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL


Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x )(

Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
On test, do not use CT x x
Subject to interruption LS x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRO LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


Terminal area surveillance radar (TAR) CT Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B a M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
On test, do not use CT x x
Subject to interruption LS x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

CATEGORY: CNS - INSTRUMENT AND MICROWAVE LANDING SYSTEMS (I)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS -'- SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Instrument landing system (ILS) (specify runway) IC Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B a M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC'
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x .x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


DME associated with ILS 10 Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Changed CH x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Glide path (ILS) (specify runway) IG Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only. awaiting flight check AG x x x
Hours of service are now . .. (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Inner marker (ILS) (specify runway) II Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting Hight check AG x x
Hours of service are now, .. (specify) AH x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Displaced CM x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
On test, do not use CT x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Localizer (ILS) (specify runway) IL Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting ftight check AG x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x

--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Trigger n x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Middle marker (ILS) (specify runway) 1M Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Displaced CM x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x
Trigger IT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Localizer (not associated with ILS) IN Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only. awaiting flight check AG x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Trigger IT x x x
Plain language XX
--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Ouler marker (ILS) (specify runway) 10 Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Displaced CM x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


ILS calegory I (specify runway) IS Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x

--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
01\ test, do not use CT x x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


ILS category II (specify runway) IT Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE' I V N B a M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Downgraded to ... (specify) CG x x x x
Cancelled CN

--`,,```,,,,````-`-`,,`,,`,`,,`---
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


ILS category III (specify runway) IU Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B a M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Downgraded to ... (specify) CG x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Microwave landing system (MLS) (specify runway) IW Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x
Hours of service are now . . . (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to 0 0 0 (specify) CF x x x x
Downgraded to 0 0 0 (specify) CG x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to 0 0 0 (specify) CI x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Trigger IT x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNtFICATION CODE Scope: A


Locator, outer (ILS) (specify runway) IX Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating bOut ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x
Resume.d normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to 0 0 0 (specify) CF x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to 0 0 0 (specify) CI x x x
Displaced CM x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x
Limited to 0 0 0 (specify) LT x x x
Trigger IT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Locator, middle (ILS) (specify runway) IY Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Operating Irequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x
Displaced CM x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

CATEGORY: CNS - GNSS SERVICES (G)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


GNSS airfield-specific operations (specify operation) GA Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Not available (specify reason il appropriate) AU x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


GNSS area-wide operations (specify operation) GW Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNtFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Not available (specify reason if appropriate) AU x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

CATEGORY: CNS - TERMINAL AND EN-ROUTE NAVIGATION FACILITIES (N)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


All radio navigation facilities (except ... ) NA Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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CATEGORY: CNS - TERMINAL AND EN-ROUTE NAVIGATION FACILITIES (N)

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


Non-directional radio beacon NB Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only. awaiting flight check AG x x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Displaced CM x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
On test. do not use CT x x x x
Interference from ... (specify) LF x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: E


DECCA NC Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


Distance measuring equipment (DME) NO Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only. awaiting night check AG x x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Changed CH x x x x
Displaced CM x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Interference from ... (specify) LF x x x x
OperatIng without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope:AE


Fan marker NF Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only. awaiting night check AG x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO.
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Displaced CM x x x
Cancelied CN
Instalied CS x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: A


Locator (specify identification) NL Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Displaced CM x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Interference from ... (specify) LF x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


VORIDME NM Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operaling bul ground checked only, awailing flighl check AG x x x x
Hours of service are now . . . (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operalive (or re-operalive subjecllo previously published limitalions/condilions) AL
Operalional AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Complelely wilhdrawn AW x x x x
Compleled CC
Operaling frequency(ies) changed 10 , .. (specify) CF x x x x
Idenlifrcalion or radio call sign changed 10 ... (specify) CI x x x x
Displaced CM x x x x
Cancelled CN
Temporarily replaced by ... (specify) CR x x x x
Inslalled CS x x x x
On lesl, do nol use CT x x x x
Inlerlerence from ... (specify) LF x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subjecllo inlerruplion LS x x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: E


TACAN NN Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Displaced CM x x x x
Cancelled CN
Temporarily replaced by ... (specify) CR x x x x
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Interference from ... (specify) LF x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: E


OMEGA NO Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x
Displaced CM x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x
Interference from ... (specify) LF x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x
Trigger TT x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


VORTAC NT Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x

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Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Displaced CM x x x x
Cancelled CN
Temporarily replaced by ... (specify) CR x x x x
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Interference from ... (specify) LF x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption LS x x x x
Trigger TI x x x x
Plain language XX .

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Appendix B. NOTAM Selection Criteria 6-B-55

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SECOND AND THIRD LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


VOR NV Traffic ~urpose

FOURTH AND FIFTH LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M


Operating but ground checked only, awaiting flight check AG x x x x
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x
Displaced CM x x x x
Cancelled CN
Temporarily replaced by ... (specify) CR x x x x
Installed CS x x x x
On test, do not use CT x x x x
Interference from ... (specify) LF x x x x
Operating without identification LG x x x x
Subject to interruption' LS x x x x
Trigger TI x x x x
Plain language XX

SECOND AND THIRD LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


Direction finding station (specify type and frequency) NX Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETIERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Operational AO
Unserviceable AS x x
Completely withdrawn AW x x
Completed CC
Operating frequency(ies) changed to ... (specify) CF x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x
On test, do not use CT x x
Limited to ... (specify) LT x x
Trigger TI x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE


Minimum altitude (specify en-route/crossing!safe) AA Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/ccnditions) AL
Operational AO
Completed CC
Changed CH x x x x
Cancelled CN
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language XX

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SECOND AND THIRD LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: AE
Control zone (CTR) AC Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LEITERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Hours of service are now ... (specify) AH x x x x x
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Military operations only AM x x x x x
Operational AO
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Activated CA x x x x x

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Completed CC
Deactivated CD x x x x x
Changed CH x x x x x
Cancelled CN
Installed CS x x x x x
Reserved for aircraft based therein LB x x x x x
Closed LC x x x x x
Prohibited to ... (specify) LP x x x x x
Closed to VFR operations LV x x x x
Trigger IT x x x x
Plain language , XX

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Appendix B. NOTAM Selection Criteria 6-B-57

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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: E


Air defence identification zone (ADIZ) AD Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Military operations only AM x x x x x
Operational AO
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Activated CA x x x x x
Completed CC
Deactivated CD x x x x x
Changed CH x x x x x
Realigned . CL x x x x x
Cancelled CN
Closed LC x x x x x
Closed to I FR operations LI x x x x x
Prohibited to ... (specify) LP x x x x
Closed to VFR operations LV x x x x
Trigger TT x x x x
Plain language XX
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SECOND AND THIRD LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE Scope: E


Control area (CTA) AE Traffic Purpose
FOURTH AND FIFTH LETTERS - SIGNIFICATION CODE I V N B 0 M
Resumed normal operation AK
Operative (or re-operative subject to previously published limitations/conditions) AL
Military operations only AM x x x x x
Operational AO
Completely withdrawn AW x x x x x
Activated CA x x x x x
Completed CC
Deactivated CD x x x x x
Changed CH x x x x x
Identification or radio call sign changed to ... (specify) CI x x x x x
Realigned CL x x x x x
Cancelled CN
Closed LC x x x x x
Closed to IFR operations LI x x x x
Prohibited to ... (specify) LP x x x x x
Closed to VFR operations